World Design Rankings

Point and Line, Seating and Waste Receptacle, USA

Point and Line, Seating and Waste Receptacle, USA

Point and Line, Seating and Waste Receptacle (detail), USA

Point and Line, Seating and Waste Receptacle (detail), USA

MU'trans Home Accessories, MU'factory Cetti Davi and Dario Feo, Italy

MU’trans Home Accessories, MU’factory Cetti Davi and Dario Feo, Italy

How does your country stack up? The World Design Ranking (WDR) ranks nations  around the world based on the number of creative designers that have received an A’ Design Award over the course of the past seven years. Envisioned to be to design what the Olympics are to sports, the A’ Design Award & Competition aims stoke innovation and the flexing of minds through international competition through the WDR. (You can find the full world ranking and each nation’s awardees at http://www.worlddesignrankings.com.)

Amazing and forward-thinking designs are submitted globally to the A’ Design Award & Competition each year keeping the rankings close and the list of represented nations long. There’s still time to represent your home and add to your country’s award total. The A’ Design Award & Competition registration period is now open and accepting submissions for numerous categories including packaging design; architecture, building and structure design; arts, crafts and ready-made design among many more. You can register and find out more here. In the meantime, check out selection of awarded submissions by designers from the top 10 nations on the WDR.

Life is a Flower Porcelain Artwork, Yasumichi Morita, Japan

Life is a Flower Porcelain Artwork, Yasumichi Morita, Japan

Rising Moon Pavilion, Daydreamers Design, Hong Kong

Rising Moon Pavilion, Daydreamers Design, Hong Kong

Rising Moon Pavilion, Daydreamers Design (detail), Hong Kong

Rising Moon Pavilion, Daydreamers Design (detail), Hong Kong

The Holy Ghost Furniture, Yi Chen and Muchen Zhang, China

The Holy Ghost Furniture, Yi Chen and Muchen Zhang, China

S. Joao Structure Installation, FAHR 021.3, Portugal

S. Joao Structure Installation, FAHR 021.3, Portugal

The Monroe Chair, Alexander White, Great Britain

The Monroe Chair, Alexander White, Great Britain

ANGLE Bookshelf, Selami Gündüzeri, Turkey

ANGLE Bookshelf, Selami Gündüzeri, Turkey

Metrotopia Public and Private Transportation, Simon Colabufalo, Australia

Metrotopia Public and Private Transportation, Simon Colabufalo, Australia

K MUSEUM 2 Watch, Kai-Hsuan Liu, Taiwan

K MUSEUM 2 Watch, Kai-Hsuan Liu, Taiwan

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