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World Design Rankings 2016

World Design Rankings (WDR) ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. For 2016, again, United States takes the first place among 88 represented countries with 396 Design Awards won globally, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2016. For 2016, there are five newcomers: Montenegro, Malta, Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, Georgia. The top 10 positions changed slightly this year; China ascended in the ladder from 5th to 3rd position, which moved Hong Kong and Italy a step back. Furthermore, Taiwan joined from the 6th position by pushing down Great Britain, Japan, Brazil, Germany and Greece. Greece dropped from Top 10 and now holds the 13th position.

The World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. 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 available opportunities. The “Design Business Insights” section provides a ranking of countries based on their success in diverse design fields and creative categories. Using the “Design Business Insights” section, media members and design lovers could discover leading countries for specific design sectors and get answers to their questions such as “Which country is best in industrial design”, “Which country is best in interior design?”, “Which country is the best in fashion design?” etc.

World Design Rankings 2016

Now, let us have a look at 2016 top place- the United States. The list below displays the best designers in United States of America, based on the number of design awards won in a wide-range of design competition categories. The number one ranked spot in this list is therefore the answer to the question: "Who is the best designer in United States of America?". Award winning designers from United States of America are ranked based on the number of design awards won between years 2010 to 2016 in the international juried design awards and competitions.

World Design Rankings 2016

About Design Business Insights for United States of America : The list below displays and ranks the most popular design categories in United States of America; i.e. the table below is a list of grouping of design awards won most popularly by the designers from United States of America. The number one ranked spot in this list is therefore the answer to the question: "Which is the most popular design category in United States of America?" If you click on a category, you will be able to discover which countries are excelled at that particular design category.

World Design Rankings 2016


Here are some of the awarded designs from last year.

World Design Rankings 2016

Mix It Up Experience Fashion Event by PepsiCo Design & Innovation

World Design Rankings 2016

Bella Heater by Kindle Living Outdoor Heater by Arturo Fis

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Worth Interactive Advertising Print by Nikola Vucicevic

World Design Rankings 2016

Vivon Stone Edge Chair Chair by Omo Modern Design Team Mr. Lee/Mr. Kim

World Design Rankings 2015

The Joint Table by Tong Jin (TJ) Kim

World Design Rankings 2016

LUMIBOLIC Interactive Art Installation by Meredith Sattler & Steve Lee


Hermès Wire Sculptures Window Display

Another interesting window display by Hermès, this time using sculpted metal to create a series of sketches-like figures such as dogs, bike, chair and art easels. Hermès product then was displayed on the 'sketches'.

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Hermès Wire Sculptures Window Display
Hermès Wire Sculptures Window Display



Sweet-tooth Snack- Packaging that make You Smile

Sweet-tooth Snack- Packaging than make You Smile

Sweet-tooth snack packaging designed by Sergei ASVIDES. Loves it.


By the edge Desk Accessories

By the edge” comes as a family of three – an elephant, a buffalo and a rhinoceros. Realized in CNC-milled ash wood, these desk top accesories animates a work space. Simply laid on edges or sitting inclined o table tops, they come to life and bring a dash of fun to the home or office.

Pen-holder (rhino), card holder (elephant), elastic band holder (buffalo) or paper weight (all), “by the edge” are functional and at the same time poetic objects that follow a long design tradition of animal figures finding their way into our living spaces. The animal kingdom has been a source of inspiration for some of the greatest names in contemporary design for which the 1957 collection- Sedici Animali (16 Animals) created by Enzo Mari, remains a landmark.

By the edge Desk Accessories
By the edge Desk Accessories
By the edge Desk Accessories
By the edge Desk Accessories
By the edge Desk Accessories
By the edge Desk Accessories




Skirt-shoes by Nendo

A selection of women’s shoes designed as a part of a project supporting a small shoe workshop located in Shibuya, which is known as a gathering place for Japan’s younger generation. Material is draped over the heel portion of basic pumps and heeled sandals as if the shoes were wearing a skirt. There are three basic designs: a heeled sandal that uses transparent PVC material, pumps that use leather material punched in a dotted pattern, and pumps that combine leather and transparent materials in order to create an impression of separation between the leather. The heel is visible through the skirt in each of the designs, with careful attention given to the overlap of colours and amount of cover. The skirt material has been given just enough leeway that it appears to sway faintly when walking in the shoes. Differences between the elasticity and hardness of leather and PVC materials presented unique challenges to the manufacturing process, making the skills and intuition of a shoemaker with many years of experience essential to the products’ creation.

Skirt-shoes is designed by Nendo for Seibu Department Store.
Skirt-shoes by Nendo
Skirt-shoes by Nendo
Skirt-shoes by Nendo


Skirt-shoes by Nendo
Skirt-shoes by Nendo
Skirt-shoes by Nendo


Skirt-shoes by Nendo
Skirt-shoes by Nendo
Skirt-shoes by Nendo
Skirt-shoes by Nendo



White Canvas from Cocolab

An immersive audiovisual installation created by Cocolab. Commissioned by ARCA, presenting at TagCDMX 2016.


TOFU  Wooden Stationary set

Do you remember that nostalgic feeling of joy when you first played with your building blocks or legos? Tofu stationary set is the answer from us for the remembrance of your own. Wholly crafted from a solid maple wood, This sophisticated desk organizer set comes with 6 distinct, minimalistic cubes that have a place for all things stationary like pens, notes, paper clips and even cello tape.

The TOFU Stationary set is designed by Pana Objects. Pana Objects is a humble little brand based in Thailand that take wood and design closely to our heart. Pana is the Thai word for forest, therefore Pana Objects means “The Creation from Forest” and with every ounces of care, idea and creativity being poured in every detail of the products.

TOFU  Wooden Stationary set
TOFU  Wooden Stationary set
TOFU  Wooden Stationary set


PearBear Gift Box for izumi orchard

"The pear receives a lot of natural blessings & grew into a bear."- Izumi Orchard

Perfect gift box packaging by Siroionaka Design Office for Izumi Orchard.

PearBear Gift Box for izumi orchard
PearBear Gift Box for izumi orchard

Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus

Have a look to the wine packaging done by Atipus for Vi Novell in year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Vi Novell is a fresh and fruity wine which is bottled before its fermentation is finished. Therefore, it must be consumed within a short space of time. Thus, Atipus introduced wine label coincided with the local event.


Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus
Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus

For the 2010 edition, the design was inspired by the local festival posters printed with movable wooden types. The figure of the pig appears as it does in butcher’s shops and the knife defines the link between Saint Martin’s day and the traditional slaughtering of the pig.


Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus
Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus

For 2011, as the wine is bottled coinciding with the local celebration of the slaughtering of the pig and inspired by vintage illustrations of saints, Atipus decided to sanctify the pig on its day of sacrifice. Through this process, the pig becomes a di-wine (read divine) figure and an important element of our festivities. In 2010, we had parts of the pig and the following year we sent it directly up to piglet heaven to become king.

Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus
Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus

For 2012, the packaging return to the earth and worldly pleasures. The pig offers us a star product, perfect for pairing with Vi Novell. This “cansalada” or a form of bacon is much appreciated on the table and gives us simple, tasty pleasures.


Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus
Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus

For 2013, as it is bottled coinciding with the celebration of the slaughtering of the pig the packaging was inspired by the traditional identities of local butchers. The label illustrates the last vintage based on the romantic relationship between pork and wine.


Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus
Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus

For 2014, the wine label was inspired by an old tradition of local bars. Usually they hanged a pine branch outside to indicate that they were serving Vi Novell.


Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus
Vi Novell Wine Packaging by Atipus

For 2015, the design is a horse shoe pays homage to the more animal side of the festivities of Saint Martin’s Day. Saint Martin is the protector of farriers and blacksmiths, those who work with horses, mules and other iron-shod, hoofed animals.