The World Design Ranking rates all participating countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A’ Design Award. The aim is to continue to promote a dynamic global design culture, through exhibiting and supporting promising and progressive designers. This is achieved through highlighting key data and insights to economists and journalists with regards to the design industry.
The competition encompasses 110 categories, from furniture design, interiors, architecture, jewelry design, and more. This year, China overtook the United States to earn first place, followed by Japan in third place—yet still maintaining their top three position rankings from 2018 and 2019. In a close fourth place was Italy, followed by honorable mentions with Great Britain, Hong Kong, Turkey, Taiwan, Germany, and Australia. Six new countries were included in the rankings, as follows: Macedonia, Maldives, Lao, Swaziland, Kenya, and Armenia.
You can find the full global design rankings here. To be in with a chance of receiving international acclaim, and to help improve your country’s position in the competition, register and submit your work to the 2020 A’ Design Award and Competition here. The winners will be published on IGNANT.