World Design Rankings 2014 finally announced

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Every December WDR announces the World Design Rankings in arts, architecture and design, based on the number of awards won by each nation at the popular A’Design Award & Competition.

This classification aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry, and contains golden informations about the nations leading the design world.

2014 has been an incredible year for A’Design Award & Competition, seeing an unprecedented number of 79 countries represented in the contest.

WDR also compiled a sub-ranking for each nation, giving us further informations about which designers have been the most active and successful during this year and the 2010-2014 timespan.

In the table below you can see the up-to-date standings regarding the 2010-2014 years, with the United States leading the ranking, followed in the top 5 by Turkey, Hong Kong, Italy and Great Britain.


designer-rankings-big A world ranking listing the singular designers is available too. You can browse through all the winners by visiting the Designer Rankings website, that classifies every person who ever won an A’Design Award.

dac-logoIf in addition to that you are eager to see the the rankings for every single design categories, such as interior space design, furniture, packaging, architecture or graphics, you can explore all of them by looking at the Design Classification site, where all the design categories are ordered by competitiveness and difficulty coefficient.

As you can see from the table aside, each award assigns a precise score to the nation of the winning designer, with 6 points for the Platinum Award, 5 for the Gold, 4 for the Silver, 3 for the Bronze and 2 for the Iron.

Below you can admire some of Just Something’s favorite winning designs.

Nur Gastronomic Restaurant by J. Candice Interior Architects
2013 – 2014 Bronze A’ Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.


Tangible Lamp by Luca Porta
2013 – 2014 A’ Design Award Winner in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.


Aero Dining Table by Gerardo Rios Altamirano
2014 – 2015 Golden A’ Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.


Air-O Bicycle by Vignesh Kumar Ramamoorthy
2012 – 2013 A’ Design Award Winner in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Category.


Aura Connective Vehicle by Kaveh N., Hakhamanesh M. & Reza S.
2013 – 2014 A’ Design Award Winner in Futuristic Design Category.


The Light in The Bubble Lamp by The Light in The Bubble
2014 – 2015 Silver A’ Design Award Winner in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.


Arak-Pack Packaging by Luis Valesini
2014 – 2015 A’ Design Award Winner in Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design Category.


Emperor Ua Sparks Cinema by Oft Interiors
2014 – 2015 Silver A’ Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.


Blue Goose Product Packaging by Sid Lee
2013 – 2014 Platinum A’ Design Award Winner in Packaging Design Category.


Bragazzis Olive Oil and Vinegar Typographic Excellence by Packlab
2013 – 2014 Bronze A’ Design Award Winner in Packaging Design Category.


A’Design Award and Competition is one of the most relevant and respected design contests in the world, rewarding the best designs in a wide range of categories.

Every year the contestants are judged by a board composed by relevant members of the design world. With prizes including a series of benefits such as a free exhibition, the yearbook inclusion, an extensive PR campaign, world design rankings inclusion, marketing and consultancy support and more.

To get all the details and infos about the competition, take a look at the A’Design Award & Competition’s website.
If you want to compete with designers and artists from all over the world, you can sign up to the awards here.