China Takes the Prime Spot in A’ Design Award’s 2020 World Rankings

This year there was a shock in the 2020 World Design Rankings (WDR) of the A ‘Design Award! China outperformed the United States of America and ranked # 1 out of 108 countries represented. The USA came in second, followed by Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey and Australia.

The 2020 country design rankings are based on the number of design awards won in this world-famous international juried design competition.

86 platinum design awards have been won worldwide, and two new countries are included in the ranking: Macau, China and Iraq.

In addition to the rankings, which you can find at, there are three additional tables for each country – strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. “Design Strengths” shows dominant design fields in which a country is very competitive and successful. “Design weaknesses” indicates areas in which countries could improve.

In addition, “Design Business Insights” arranges the countries according to their design fields and creative categories, so that you can find out which countries are at the top in the areas of interior design, fashion design or industrial design. In the “Designer Rankings” you can discover top designers, architects and creative people.

The 2020 World Design Rankings are a great way to learn more about design from around the world, to get inspiration for your own work from global designers, or to find design partners or creatives. We always love to pour over the winning designs each year – creativity never disappoints. Check out some of these inspiring designs from previous A ‘Design Award & Competition winners below! To register for the upcoming competition, visit here.

Photo: Berwin Coroza

Haleiwa Chair by Melissa Mae Tan

Photo: Marco Guariglia

Fllipping hangers and Art Decor hangers by Marco Guariglia and Jui-Ju Lin

PinTheTime Planner Clock by F. Saffari and Z. Ghiasi and H. Farsi

Render: nomadd +

Solar Skywalks Energetic activation of pedestrian bridges by Peter Kuczia

Photo: © Stirling Elmendorf

Cloud of Shine Wedding Chapel by Tetsuya Matsumoto

Photo: Manolo Langis – Langoworks

Crestridge Residence single family home by Colega Architects

The linear house House by Christos Pavlou

Photo: Tamara Uribe

Casa Lupita house by Binomio Taller

Phoenix Tree Garden Tea Space by Qingfan Zhang

Poise adjustable table lamp by Dabi Robert

Photo: Happystudio

Hide and Climb Residence by Maggie Yang and Jimmy Yung

Omakase Restaurant by Tianwen Sun.

Photo: Shao Feng

Meland Kids Club by Xiang Li

If you’d like to suggest a draft for the next competition, visit here.

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