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World Design Rankings: Meet the Design Kings

This sponsored post is brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition. It’s not shocking to discover that, from a field of 83 countries in the World Design Rankings, the USA holds its position at No. 1. Less likely to guess is who’s at No. 2. The answer to that: Turkey. Click on “Turkey” to look a little deeper, and you’ll find that nearly a quarter of Turkey’s award total is held by one man, PhD architect and industrial designer, Hakan Gursu.

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USA: OMO Modern Chair and Ottoman by OMO Modern. Golden A’ Design Award Winner, Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category. See all A’ Design Award Winners 2015.

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Turkey: Elovan Camping Trailer by Hakan Gursu. A’ Design Award Winner, Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Category.

The World Design Rankings work the winning numbers from six years of A’ Design Award & Competition stats to offer answers to questions you might not have even thought to ask, like, which countries have scored the most A’ Award hardware, and who’s the best in interior design? Zooming down to country level, you can meet individual designers, like the prolific Mr. Gursu.

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Origami by Hakan Gursu (Designnobis). A’ Design Award Winner, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category. Country: Turkey. A’ Award wins: 62.

The newly released 2010-2016 edition of the WDR, based on six years of results, covers 83 countries, with the USA and Turkey followed in the Top 10 by Hong Kong, Italy, China, Great Britain, Japan, Brazil, Germany, and Greece. New in the WDR this year: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Swaziland, Qatar and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Crunching the data for individual countries reveals their Design Strengths, Design Weaknesses, and Design Opportunities, presented in handy tables. Take, for example, China, where Interior Space and Exhibition Design is the strongest category, designing Musical Instruments the weakest, and Architecture, Building and Structure Design is the best bet for improvement.

The rankings are based on individual designer entries from the 83 countries represented, and you can see it all at World Design Rankings.

For more results analysis, also check out the relative ranking of all 1390 A’ Award-winning designers, artists and architects from 2010-2016 at Designer Rankings. And, 76 individual design categories are ranked for competitiveness and difficulty at Design Classifications.

On the way to all new results in the 2016 competition (Feb. 28 deadline details below), here is an international selection of MOCO picks from last year’s winners:

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The Cut Kitchen by Alessandro Isola. Golden A’ Design Award Winner, Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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Madeira Residence by Rado Iliev. Golden A’ Design Award Winner, Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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Vary Light Object by Florian Freihofer. Golden A’ Design Award Winner, Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.

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Chesset Chess set by Duval Patterson. Golden A’ Design Award Winner, Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design Category.

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Tsingtao 1903 bar Bar by Wangtao. Platinum A’ Design Award Winner, Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.

For more information: What is A’ Awards?

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Golden cuboids Lightning by Nicolas Brevers. Bronze A’ Design Award Winner in the Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.

To enter for 2016: A’ Awards Registration.

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House Passage of Landscape Residential House by ihrmk. Bronze A’ Design Award Winner in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

The final registration deadline is February 28, 2016. Results will be officially announced on April 15 (and covered right here on MOCO LOCO!).

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