the world design rankings 2021 are out!

the world design rankings 2021 are out!

designboom aNnounces the world design rankings for 2021

 

that’s right! the world design rankings (WDR) for 2021 are announced and we are thrilled to share them. simply put, the participating countries are placed in order based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A’ design award. just like in 2020, china once again wins the title with the highest number of awards won amongst 114 countries. evaluated by an elaborate jury panel, each project from across the world was carefully and fairly studied with talent, creativity and originality being the key aspects. separated into platinum, gold, silver, bronze and iron, it is possible to navigate through the designs of each country as well as each individual contestant. the top 7 countries remain at the same position, while turkey moves up in eighth, followed by germany and australia. while eight new additions make the list, the top 10 winners remain of the same nation.

 

 

keen to participate and represent your country? register and submit your project to the 2022 A’ design award and competition! 

the world design rankings 2021 are out!
world design rankings map

 

 

the WDR – world design rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in the industry with the ultimate goal to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting creativity. to clarify the project choices better, a ‘design business insights’ section provides a ranking of countries based on their success in diverse design fields and categories. this way, media members and enthusiasts of the field can discover the design weaknesses, strengths and opportunities of each country through 100 specific design sectors including interiors, lighting, furniture and architecture.

 

 

check out the complete table with all 114 participating countries for the world design rankings 2021!

the world design rankings 2021 are out!
the top 22 for the world design rankings 2021

 

 

we highlight below some of the top past winners

 

for those interested to discover just the top designers, artists and architects regardless of the discipline can check the individual and overall rankings from the website. the platform provides an overall score and lists the designers based on the number of awards won globally, from hundreds of creative fields including product design, graphics, packaging, architecture, interiors as well as fashion. 

 

 

to participate to 2022 A’ design award and competition register and submit your work – here.the world design rankings 2021 are out!

eighteen art installation by ketan jawdekar, 2019

image credit alireza mirza

 

name: eighteen 
designers: ketan jawdekar, akshay tathe and alireza mirza
award: platinum

category: arts, crafts and ready-made design

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NESTT modular house by snorre stinessen for B&B italia, 2019

image credit B&B italia contract division

 

name: NESTT modular house
designers: snorre stinessen
award: gold

category: architecture, building and structure design

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landscape gift box by jiaxin qiu, 2020

image credit jiaxin qiu

 

name: landscape
designer: jiaxin qiu
award: silver

category: packaging design

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randen arashiyama station by glamorous co., ltd., 2013

image credit seiryo yamada

 

name: randen arashiyama station
designers: yasumichi morita, takuma inoue, hitoshi takamura
award: platinum

category: interior space and exhibition design

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solar veloroute multifunctional photovoltaic structure, 2020

image credit alek pluta

 

name: solar veloroute
designers: peter kuczia, krzysztof nazar, renderings: alek pluta
award: silver

category: architecture, building and structure design

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spiritus diffuser clock by vadim kibardin, 2020

image credit nidrabik midav, variations

 

name: spiritus
designers: vadim kibardin
award: iron

category: furniture designthe world design rankings 2021 are out!

star mansion sales office by matrix design, 2020

image credit shixiang wanhe

 

name: star mansion
designers: wang guan, liu jianhui and wang zhaobao
award: gold

category: interior space and exhibition design

 

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floating restaurant by jiang lu chuan, 2020

image credit jiang lu chuan

 

name: floating
designers: jiang lu chuan
award: bronze

category: architecture, building and structure design

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the black house by buero wagner, 2019

image credit florian holzherr

 

name: the black house
designers: fabian a. wagner, sophia eun joo pfeiffer, maxi wagner
award: gold

category: architecture, building and structure design

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hourglass multifunctional shelf by yu ren, 2020

image credit yu ren

 

name: hourglass
designers: yu ren
award: silver

category: furniture design

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AS offices mixed use building by AS arquitectura, 2016

image credit rolando cordova and roberto cárdenas

 

name: AS offices mixed used building
designers: xavier abreu sacramento , alejandra abreu sacramento
award: gold

category: architecture, building and structure design

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unicorn scooter by ignas survila, 2019

image credit darius petrulaitis

 

name: unicorn scooter
designers: CTO engineer- jevgenijus piurko, CMO- barbora gedvilaite
award: silver

category: vehicle, mobility and transportation design

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pixelhouse residential building by the grid architects, 2020

image credit photografix india

 

name: pixelhouse
designers: snehal suthar and bhadri suthar
award: silver

category: architecture, building and structure design

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renard GT motorcycle by andreas uibomae, 2017

image credit kalle veesaar

 

name: renard GT
designers: ando paapstel and mait mahlapuu
award: platinum

category: vehicle, mobility and transportation design

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pepsi black x star wars LTO china by pepsico design & innovation, 2017

image credit pepsico design & innovation

 

name: pepsi black x star wars LTO china
designers: pepsico design & innovation
award: platinum

category: food, beverage and culinary arts design

 

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ningbo bauhinia business center by andy leung, 2021

image credit shengyang lee

 

name: ningbo bauhinia business center
designers: andy leung, raymond yuan and tom niu
award: bronze

category: interior space and exhibition design

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basquete by felipe bezerra and andré gurgel

image credit felipe bezerra + andré gurgel

 

name: basquete
designers: felipe bezerra and andré gurgel
award: gold

category: furniture design

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jacqmotte slow drip coffee maker by ruud belmans, 2015

image credit ruud belmans

 

name: jacqmotte slow drip coffee maker
designers: ruud belmans and thomas vanden abeele
award: bronze

category: home appliances

 

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recrystallization movie theater by yang wang and lei lee, 2016

image credit xushan geng

 

name: recrystallization
designers: yang wang and lei lee
award: platinum

category: interior space and exhibition design

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