world design rankings 2012
world design rankings based on country




A’ design awards has developed the world design rankings based on the number of juried design awards and competitions won by any one country. the results have been compiled based on the aggregated scores of participants in the A’ design awards competition between 2010 and 2012, whereby the countries displayed do not join the rankings individually, but rather are determined by the participating designers indicating their countries and nationalities.


the united states has taken the top spot among 47 countries, followed by turkey, hong kong, italy and the united kingdom respectively.
the WDR has been put in place to provide economists and journalists with additional data and insight on the global state of the design industry,
and the number of contributions a country offers to the global design landscape, as well as highlighting good design projects.

world design rankings 2012
heat map of the countries represented in the rankings


world design rankings 2012
the A’ design award & competition provides the data for the WDR