2015 World Design Rankings + 10 Award-Winning Projects

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A new year has just begun, and the A’ Design Awards and Competition has updated their “World Design Rankings” medal table, which shows the number of platinum, gold, silver, bronze and iron awards received by participants (per country) in 2010 to 2014. It is like the Olympics but for art, design and architecture.

Currently the list highlights 79 countries, a number that will increase in time as there will be new entrants from other regions. The top 10 nations and territories are United States (#1), Turkey, Hong Kong, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, China, Brazil, Germany and Greece. You can find out which country is the best-of-the-best in each category like graphic design, 3D modelling, furniture and more. There is also a page with info about the leading designers, take a glimpse here to find out who is in number one spot.

The goal of “World Design Rankings” (WDR) is to share data about the present state of the design industry to economists and journalists, as well as highlight excellent design through the annual competition at A’ Design Awards.

super car, Dynavonto Exotic Car Concept by Bashar Ajlani
The award-winning concept car “Dynavonto Exotic” was super styled by Bashar Ajlani.
Conceptlicht GmbH received a platinum award for outdoor lighting of the Shenzhen sports stadium.
Conceptlicht GmbH received a platinum award for their outdoor lighting of the Shenzhen stadium.
The rocking chair calendar by Katsumi Tamura.
This is a very cool rocking chair calendar by Katsumi Tamura.
A modern twist on the traditional fruit bowl, this unique item titled "Eva" was envisioned by Simon Colabufalo.
A modern twist on the traditional fruit bowl, this unique item (“Eva”) was envisioned by Simon Colabufalo.
Fujiki’s award-winning art installation/furniture piece is meant to make you feel like you are nuzzled in a cave.
Fujiki’s award-winning art installation/furniture piece is meant to make you feel like you are nuzzled in a cave.
liquid portrait by gregoire meyer
A beautiful liquid portrait made digitally by Gregoire A. Meyer.
To avoid losing your pen, pencil and ruler, Gyeong-Gyu Jeon created a modern set that used magnets to keep it all together when done.
To avoid losing your pen, pencil and ruler, Gyeong-Gyu Jeon created a set that uses magnets to keep it all together when you’re done using it.
If you have been watching the TV series "Gotham," you got to get a Penguin salt and pepper shaker. Designed by Simon Colabufalo.
If you’ve been watching the TV series “Gotham,” you may want this Penguin salt and pepper shaker. Designed by Simon Colabufalo.
Ali Alavi’s "Icicle Chair" is a fascinating item to have in a modern office.
Ali Alavi’s “Icicle Chair” is a striking piece of furniture to have in a modern office.
Park Inn Hotel - Riyadh Hotel by MZ Architects
MZ Architects won an A’ Design gold award for their dynamic building structure of the Riyadh Park Inn Hotel.
blue map of the world. from the world design rankings
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