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Latest World Design Rankings

Rank Country/Area Score
1 China 17912 141 673 1770 1513 1041
2 United States of America 5493 79 239 432 414 427
3 Japan 3206 56 140 281 246 154
4 Italy 2347 40 102 207 157 149
5 Hong Kong (China) 3516 28 140 321 298 235
6 Great Britain 1502 21 65 145 99 87
7 Taiwan (China) 8435 20 137 641 1086 904
8 Turkey 2296 17 94 172 196 224
9 Germany 1362 16 62 141 76 82
10 Portugal 728 13 44 59 40 37
11 Australia 618 13 26 43 50 44
12 Brazil 1427 11 60 140 121 69
13 Spain 800 11 39 74 49 48
14 Netherlands 451 10 17 42 28 27
15 Poland 613 8 22 50 53 48
16 Switzerland 359 8 13 30 24 27
17 Republic of Korea 1125 7 40 100 89 108
18 India 1189 7 38 103 103 118
19 Canada 862 6 40 69 72 67
20 Russian Federation 1060 5 38 104 86 83
21 Singapore 827 5 25 69 74 87
22 France 544 5 23 44 39 53
23 Hungary 405 5 13 44 30 22
24 Ukraine 334 4 12 23 28 37
25 Finland 245 4 9 17 24 18
26 Norway 114 4 8 4 8 5
27 Greece 737 3 24 72 69 52
28 Lithuania 395 3 21 43 20 20
29 Mexico 473 3 20 49 27 39
30 Israel 326 3 15 24 27 28
31 Sweden 198 3 15 16 7 10
32 Austria 274 3 14 22 18 22
33 Bulgaria 322 3 8 29 32 26
34 Lebanon 178 3 6 14 14 16
35 South Africa 123 3 6 10 7 7
36 Ireland 126 3 1 11 11 13
37 Belgium 372 2 20 34 28 20
38 Thailand 267 2 15 22 16 22
39 Malaysia 397 2 5 36 48 36
40 Kuwait 140 2 5 16 9 6
41 Viet Nam 186 2 4 17 22 10
42 Serbia 141 2 4 15 11 8
43 Indonesia 121 2 3 7 10 18
44 Estonia 60 2 1 6 3 5
45 Czech Republic 264 1 13 29 17 13
46 Egypt 268 1 10 26 18 27
47 Romania 191 1 9 17 16 12
48 Moldova 158 1 8 19 10 3
49 Argentina 156 1 6 19 10 7
50 United Arab Emirates 198 1 6 14 24 17
51 Slovenia 112 1 5 9 11 6
52 New Zealand 97 1 5 6 8 9
53 Croatia 167 1 4 14 17 17
54 Chile 112 1 4 14 8 3
55 Kyrgyzstan 28 1 3 1 1 -
56 Uruguay 88 1 2 9 10 3
57 Bangladesh 30 1 2 3 - 1
58 Ecuador 30 1 2 1 2 2
59 Armenia 21 1 2 - 1 1
60 Qatar 44 1 1 3 5 3
61 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 1 1 - 1 1
62 Tunisia 10 1 - 1 - -
63 Iran 1162 - 26 105 126 117
64 Denmark 224 - 19 18 13 9
65 Latvia 93 - 6 9 7 3
66 Philippines 104 - 5 12 7 5
67 Colombia 48 - 4 - 6 5
68 Jordan 90 - 3 13 1 10
69 Cyprus 59 - 2 4 3 12
70 Peru 36 - 2 3 2 4
71 Georgia 43 - 2 2 5 5
72 Dominican Republic 22 - 2 1 2 1
73 Kosovo 10 - 2 - - -
74 Saudi Arabia 75 - 1 5 8 13
75 Macau (China) 51 - 1 5 6 4
76 Belarus 28 - 1 3 3 1
77 Pakistan 25 - 1 3 - 4
78 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 16 - 1 2 1 -
79 Malta 13 - 1 2 - -
80 Iceland 19 - 1 1 2 2
81 Monaco 9 - 1 1 - -
82 Nicaragua 7 - 1 - - 1
83 Albania 5 - 1 - - -
84 Guatemala 5 - 1 - - -
85 Morocco 5 - 1 - - -
86 Kazakhstan 41 - - 5 5 3
87 Costa Rica 20 - - 5 - -
88 Luxembourg 16 - - 4 - -
89 Cayman Islands 12 - - 3 - -
90 Sri Lanka 19 - - 2 3 1
91 Oman 11 - - 2 1 -
92 Venezuela 10 - - 2 - 1
93 Slovakia 47 - - 1 11 5
94 Azerbaijan 10 - - 1 2 -
95 Tanzania 10 - - 1 2 -
96 Puerto Rico 15 - - 1 1 4
97 Faroe Islands 7 - - 1 1 -
98 Tajikistan 7 - - 1 1 -
99 Montenegro 7 - - 1 1 -
100 Palestine 12 - - 1 - 4
101 Kenya 4 - - 1 - -
102 Zimbabwe 10 - - - 2 2
103 Botswana 6 - - - 2 -
104 Bahrain 5 - - - 1 1
105 Liechtenstein 3 - - - 1 -
106 Cameroon 3 - - - 1 -
107 Macedonia 8 - - - - 4
108 Mongolia 4 - - - - 2
109 Maldives 4 - - - - 2
110 Eswatini 2 - - - - 1
111 Lao 2 - - - - 1
112 Cuba 2 - - - - 1
113 Paraguay 2 - - - - 1
114 Trinidad and Tobago 2 - - - - 1

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World Design Rankings ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. It is important to note that countries do not individually join the rankings and they are represented by the participating designers indicating their countries or nationalities. Countries are sorted based on the number of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron Design Awards won, the total score is calculated based on the table below.

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Platinum Design Award +6 Points
Golden Design Award +5 Points
Silver Design Award +4 Points
Bronze Design Award +3 Points
Iron Design Award +2 Points

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World Design Rankings ranks [Countries] for their [Aggregate Design Skills], and within [Countries], ranks leading [Designers] for their [Individual Design Skills]; you can see best countries in design, and best designer in a given country, region or locality. Design Insights ranks [Industrial Sectors] for [Design Competitiveness] and within [Industrial Sectors] leading [Countries] in that [Industrial Sectors]; you can see most competitive design industries and best countries for such industries. Popular Designers ranks [Designers] for their [Popularity]; you can see most popular designers, most searched for designers, ranked globally, not filtered or sorted by [Countries] or [Industrial Sectors]. Designer Rankings ranks [Designers] for their [Individual Design Skills], globally, not filtered or sorted by [Countries] or [Industrial Sectors]; you can find best designers overall, worldwide. Design Classifications ranks [Industrial Sectors] for [Design Competitiveness] and within [Industrial Sectors] leading [Designers]; you can discover leading designers in a given industry. All these rankings are published by A' Design Award.

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A' Design Award aims to promote good design practices and principles worldwide by highlighting exceptional design work in all countries and in all disciplines. The mission of A' Design Award is to create initiatives and events that incentivize and push designers to come up with superior products and projects that benefit society. The ultimate aim of A' Design Award is the betterment of society through good design. A' Design Award is annually organized and awarded in Italy.

A' Design Award is open to both concept-stage and realized work from all entities in all countries in all disciplines. To take part in A' Design Award, prospective participants shall create a free account and upload their design free of charge without any obligations. Each uploaded design is provided a free and confidential preliminary design score and consultancy on design presentation. Nominated entries are judged by the grand jury panel consisting of influential press members, established academics, prominent entrepreneurs and experienced professionals.

Entries are voted on preestablished voting criteria following blind peer-review process. Mechanisms such as presentation guidelines, preliminary screening, score normalization, blind peer-review, pre-established voting criteria, established evaluation methodology and large-professional jury panel makes A' Design Award, the World’s Most Fair design accolade where each entry competes on par with others. A' Design Prize, which includes series of publicity and promotion services for award winning designs is provided free of charge to all laureates without any further fees, without any annual fees or additional payment requirements.

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