world design rankings 2014
 
world design rankings 2014 world design rankings 2014
jan 01, 2015

world design rankings 2014

 
world design rankings 2014

 

 

 

the world design rankings (WDR) catalogs the top countries / nationalities represented by participating designers that have been granted with the A’ design award each year. the aim of WDR is to bring forth relevant data and insights to economists and journalists with regards to the design industry; ultimately contributing to the bigger global design culture by advocating and highlighting good design. the aggregated score that thus far is a median of the rankings between 2010 and 2014 has seen small changes over the last year, with the top five countries of 2013: 1) USA – 174 awards; 2) turkey – 152 awards; 3)hong kong – 130 awards; 4) italy – 101 awards; and 5) great britain –  78 awards; maintaining their positions for 2014.

 

while the WDR offers an overview of creative development in acknowledged countries, this grading is further refined through designer rankings – a ‘hall of fame’ of those creatives who have done remarkably well through their cumulative participation in the A’ design awards over the years; and design classifications – a table that charts out more than 70 design categories and lists them based on competitiveness and difficulty — with subsections outlining most popular design fields and the high standing designers and their countries for each.

 

below you will find the world design rankings for 2014:

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 score points legend:

 platinum award counts as six (6)
 a golden award counts as five (5)
 silver award counts as (4)
 bronze award counts as three (3)
 A’ award (marked as iron) counts as two (2)

 

 

 

additionally, the WDR surveys each country based on its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. ‘design strengths’ compiles the most dominant design fields in which a country is highly competitive and successful. for example, through this breakdown, one is able to learn whether china dominates in fashion, furniture or graphic design. ‘design weaknesses’ outlines those disciplines in which a country is below average in comparison to others, so that they may better understand where there is a need. finally, ‘design opportunities’ displays latent design categories that could be further explored by a country. this breakdown offers members of the press, and design enthusiasts a like, a means of discovering more about a country’s creative development; and to better understand the importance of diverse design sectors for each. this information could also be harnessed by policy makers to determine which design sectors / industries could benefit from receiving support from the government.

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xian jiaotong-liverpool university by AEDAS
platinum A’ design award winner for architecture, building and structure design category in 2013
see more about this project on designboom here

 

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‘bamboo micro housing’ by dylan baker-rice
silver A’ design award winner for architecture, building and structure design category in 2013

 

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‘curt deck chair’ by bernhard burkhard
silver A’ design award winner for furniture, decorative items and homeware design category in 2013

 

 

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‘hybrid smart radio’ by mathieu lehanneur for lexon
silver A’ design award winner for digital and electronic devices design category in 2013
see more about this project on designboom here

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‘icon e-flyer electric bicycle’ by jonathan ward & andrew davidge
golden a’ design award winner for vehicle, mobility and transportation design category in 2013

design classifications‘ ranks architects, artists and designers within hundreds of different fields — from architecture, fashion and furniture design, graphic design, interior design, packaging, transportation etc. the platform accumulates data and offers responses to questions such as: ‘what is the best advertising design agency in the world?’; ‘which country is home to the best architects?’; ‘who are the best graphic designers in japan?’ etc. this bracket is ideal for press to locate specific designers, artists and architects to feature, as well as standing as a good resource for business who are seeking talent to collaborate with. you can discover ‘design classifications’ and find out more about the category based designer rankings at: http://www.designclassifications.com

 

those only interested in discovering the top architects, artists and designers, without any interest in a particular discipline, are able to check the individual and overall rankings of all architects, artists and designers on the ‘designer rankings’ website. the system provides scores and overall standings of designers based on the number of A’ design awards won globally, drawing from more than a hundred creative disciplines that include: architecture, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, production design and service design. the ‘designer rankings’ can be viewed online at: http://www.designerrankings.com

 

 

the A’ design award and competition aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products worldwide. the primary aim of the award is to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future. learn more or submit your projects at: http://www.designaward.com

  • Quite unfair to treat the US as a single country, while the European Union is viewed separately… Add The top 2 countries in the European Union to eachother (Turkey and Italy) and Europe crushes US.

  • If it matters at all…..Turkey is not part of the European Union.

    beatrice says:
  • Also.. European Union is not a country. US is one country with one president.

    Agne says:

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