WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

Here is news that will warm some hearts and give relief from the bitter cold sweeping across the United States of America; WDR announced the World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design. United States takes the first place among 69 represented countries in 2013 with 112 Design Awards won globally. I have recapped some samples of the kind of amazing works that have won at the A’ Design Awards & Competition; of course the rank order is in there as well.

WDR World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 69 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Korea, Hong Kong and Turkey, which took the top positions in 2013.

The main objective of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design.

Debuting new countries that were added to the list include Puerto Rico and Iceland, a new section called “Design Business Insights” has been introduced. The is a new way to get quick answers, the “Design Classification Platform” ranks designers, artists and architects in hundreds of creative fields and design categories. Using this platform you can get instant answers to questions like “What is the best advertising design agency in the world?”, “Who is the worlds’ leading architect?”, “Who is the best Graphics designer in Japan” etc.

The Designer Rankings provides an overall score and ranking of all designers based on the number of design awards won globally, in more than hundred creative disciplines including product design, graphic design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and service design.

Up Bathroom Collection by Emanuele Pangrazi

Rising Moon by Stanley Siu

Smartstreets-Cyclepark by Chris Garcin and Andrew Farish Smartstreets Ltd

A’ Design Awards & Competition

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 here.