Best Design Worldwide

World Design Rankings

Current Standings

Latest World Design Rankings

Rank Country/Area Score
1 China 13741 110 567 1375 1090 738
2 United States of America 4697 74 228 379 323 314
3 Japan 2574 48 127 218 177 124
4 Italy 2122 36 90 192 132 146
5 Hong Kong (China) 3240 27 133 299 273 199
6 Great Britain 1301 20 59 125 82 70
7 Taiwan (China) 6896 17 127 555 857 684
8 Turkey 2012 15 88 153 164 189
9 Germany 1198 15 57 126 63 65
10 Portugal 637 12 40 51 33 31
11 Australia 558 12 26 41 40 36
12 Brazil 1190 11 55 118 85 61
13 Spain 733 10 35 70 44 43
14 Netherlands 391 10 17 35 20 23
15 Poland 466 8 19 39 35 31
16 Switzerland 323 8 12 26 21 24
17 Republic of Korea 972 7 36 92 66 92
18 Canada 755 6 38 62 59 52
19 Russian Federation 984 5 38 96 78 73
20 India 1043 5 35 88 90 108
21 Singapore 755 5 24 65 63 78
22 Hungary 380 5 13 42 27 18
23 France 429 4 21 39 28 30
24 Ukraine 304 4 12 22 24 30
25 Finland 205 4 9 15 16 14
26 Norway 112 4 8 4 8 4
27 Lithuania 367 3 21 40 18 15
28 Mexico 419 3 20 40 23 36
29 Israel 287 3 15 22 22 20
30 Bulgaria 260 3 8 26 22 16
31 Lebanon 162 3 6 13 10 16
32 South Africa 118 3 6 10 6 6
33 Ireland 124 3 1 11 11 12
34 Greece 624 2 22 62 56 43
35 Belgium 349 2 19 34 24 17
36 Austria 228 2 13 17 15 19
37 Sweden 175 2 13 16 6 8
38 Thailand 222 2 12 19 12 19
39 Malaysia 327 2 5 30 36 31
40 Kuwait 131 2 5 16 8 3
41 Viet Nam 170 2 4 14 20 11
42 Serbia 119 2 4 12 9 6
43 Indonesia 98 2 2 7 8 12
44 Estonia 58 2 1 6 3 4
45 Egypt 238 1 9 23 17 22
46 Moldova 146 1 7 18 9 3
47 Argentina 136 1 6 16 10 3
48 Slovenia 101 1 5 8 10 4
49 New Zealand 90 1 5 5 7 9
50 Chile 99 1 4 12 7 2
51 United Arab Emirates 139 1 4 9 17 13
52 Croatia 148 1 3 13 15 15
53 Kyrgyzstan 28 1 3 1 1 -
54 Uruguay 85 1 2 9 9 3
55 Bangladesh 30 1 2 3 - 1
56 Ecuador 28 1 2 1 2 1
57 Armenia 25 1 2 1 1 1
58 Qatar 35 1 1 2 4 2
59 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 1 1 - 1 -
60 Tunisia 10 1 - 1 - -
61 Iran 1050 - 24 108 104 93
62 Denmark 199 - 17 16 12 7
63 Czech Republic 243 - 12 28 15 13
64 Romania 175 - 8 17 15 11
65 Latvia 88 - 5 9 7 3
66 Philippines 87 - 4 10 7 3
67 Colombia 46 - 4 - 6 4
68 Jordan 90 - 3 13 1 10
69 Cyprus 52 - 2 4 2 10
70 Guatemala 38 - 2 4 2 3
71 Georgia 29 - 2 2 3 1
72 Peru 29 - 2 2 1 4
73 Dominican Republic 19 - 2 1 1 1
74 Kosovo 10 - 2 - - -
75 Macau (China) 42 - 1 4 5 3
76 Pakistan 28 - 1 3 1 4
77 Belarus 18 - 1 2 1 1
78 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 16 - 1 2 1 -
79 Malta 13 - 1 2 - -
80 Iceland 19 - 1 1 2 2
81 Nicaragua 7 - 1 - - 1
82 Albania 5 - 1 - - -
83 Morocco 5 - 1 - - -
84 Monaco 5 - 1 - - -
85 Saudi Arabia 59 - - 5 7 9
86 Kazakhstan 36 - - 5 4 2
87 Costa Rica 12 - - 3 - -
88 Luxembourg 12 - - 3 - -
89 Cayman Islands 12 - - 3 - -
90 Oman 11 - - 2 1 -
91 Venezuela 10 - - 2 - 1
92 Slovakia 42 - - 1 10 4
93 Sri Lanka 15 - - 1 3 1
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 Palestine 10 - - 1 - 3
100 Montenegro 4 - - 1 - -
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 Maldives 4 - - - - 2
108 Macedonia 2 - - - - 1
109 Eswatini 2 - - - - 1
110 Lao 2 - - - - 1
111 Cuba 2 - - - - 1
112 Mongolia 2 - - - - 1
113 Paraguay 2 - - - - 1
114 Trinidad and Tobago 2 - - - - 1

World Design Rankings Heatmap

World Design Rankings Heatmap is based on the total scores of countries. Download the WDR Heat Map. Please kindly note that the map is automatically generated based on rankings data and the country and region borders are not very accurate.

World Design Rankings Map

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions on World Design Rankings

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.

Color Legend Award Level
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

To zoom into a country or region level, click on the country or region name in the rankings table and you will be able to see top designers from that country or region. Best designers in that country or region will be displayed first.

The displayed rankings are based on the current aggregated scores of designers between the years 2010 and 2022.

Press members are kindly invited to download press release and the press kit to have images and data to cover the World Design Rankings. When mentioning World Design Rankings, international press members usually feature top ranking countries with a selection of best designers from these countries while local publications feature top designers and their work from their own countries.

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.

World Design Rankings Legend

Insights and Details

Other Rankings and Classifications

Learn more by exploring specialized rankings for industrial sectors and with different sorting methodologies.

Download Press Kit

Download our press kit, press release and editorial images.

Read Press Release
Download Press Kit

Ranking Scope

ALL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS

A' Design Awards

WORLD's MOST INFLUENTIAL DESIGN ACCOLADE

A' Design Award and Competition, the sponsor of World Design Rankings, is the World’s most influential, most international and most diverse design accolade that is organized in over hundred creative disciplines and industrial sectors, reaching designers, artists, architects, makers, brands and businesses in almost all countries, with over billion logo impressions in internet, television, social media and traditional publications.

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.

A Design Award

A' Design Award & Competition

A' Design Awards

Learn More | TAKE PART

EXPLORE DESIGNERS.ORG

If you are a designer, artist, architect, photographer, illustrator, maker, creator or a design oriented brand or business or if you simply enjoy good design, you will want to visit Designers.Org to see World's best designs, art, architecture, engineering and creativity.

Explore Designers.Org

By clicking Sign Up, you are opting to receive promotional emails from A' Design Awards, World Design Rankings, World Design Consortium and Designers.Org You can update your preferences or unsubscribe any time.