WDR Announces World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design

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United States takes the first place among 97 represented countries in 2017 with 584 Design Awards won globally.

World Design Rankings

World Design Rankings

American Designers pushed USA to #1 spot on World Design Rankings.

Today, 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 97 represented countries, followed by China, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Turkey, Australia, Portugal and Taiwan which took the top positions in 2017.

World Design Rankings
The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide insights for journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The ultimate aim of the World Design Rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and opportunities.

2017 Rankings Update
Nine (9) New countries are included in the 2017 World Design Rankings: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Kenya, Tanzania, Liechtenstein, Armenia, Cameroon and Swaziland are the newly joined countries. Top 10 changed significantly this year as the rankings are now based on number of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron awards won by designers from represented countries instead of aggregate number of awards won by each country.

Design Business Insights
For each country, World Design Rankings provides detailed insights for the design strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. The table of “Design Strengths” displays dominant design fields, in which a country is highly competitive and successful; i.e. for example you could learn whether Italy is better in Fashion Design, Furniture Design or Graphic Design. The “Design Weaknesses” table display design fields that are below average in comparison to other countries. The “Design Opportunities” table display latent design categories that could be further explored by the country. Using this functionality press members and design enthusiasts could discover more about countries, and understand the importance of diverse design sectors for each country. These insights could also be used by policy makers to determine which specific design sectors or industries could need or receive government subsidies or subvention. To discover the complete list of countries included in the World Design Rankings, and to see in-depth design business insights for each country, interested parties could check the World Design Rankings at http://www.worlddesignrankings.com

Category Based Top Designers’ List
Parties who are more interested in the success of individual designers than countries should check the “Design Classifications” page instead. The “Design Classifications” page ranks designers, artists and architects in hundreds of creative fields and design categories including architecture, interior design, furniture design, fashion design, graphics design and packaging design among others. Using the “Design Classifications” page, design enthusiasts could get answers to their questions such as “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 “Design Classifications” page is therefore ideal for both press members to find excellent designers, artists and architects to feature, and is also a great source for businesses who are actively seeking the top talent in any given design field. Interested parties could discover “Design Classifications” and checkout category based designer rankings at http://www.designclassifications.com

Designer Rankings
Parties who are interested only to discover top designers, artists and architects regardless of the design discipline could check the individual and overall rankings of all designers, artists and architects at the Designer Rankings website. The Designer Rankings website 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. One may call that this is the list of “Top Designers”. The Designer Rankings are accessible online at http://www.designerrankings.com

Digital Press Kit
A digital press kit is available for this release, including heat-map, latest rankings, editorial images for articles as well as logos. Press members are kindly invited to access and download digital press kit at: http://www.worlddesignrankings.com/presskit.zip

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