A’ Design Award Announces Its 2023 World Design Rankings

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01.08.24 | By
A’ Design Award Announces Its 2023 World Design Rankings

The results are in! The A’ Design Award & Competition has announced its 2023 World Design Rankings (WDR), which ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have garnered an A’ Design Award. Surprisingly, the rankings have not changed since 2022. China captured the coveted #1 spot out of 114 countries ranked, followed by the United States and Japan. However, across the board, the number of awards have grown across the top 10 countries, showing an increase in interest in the competition.

design rankings of 2023

If you’re a designer looking to get their ideas out on the world stage and represent your country, the A’ Design Award & Competition gives you a platform to do just that. While some designers submit a prototype or a completed project, even if you have just a concept, you can share your design and get invaluable feedback from the international jury panel of esteemed design industry leaders. There are over 100 categories to submit your designs, from Architecture to Fashion, Furniture to Packaging, Lighting to Toys. If you’re deemed a winner, the prize package is significant, as it includes ample press coverage, the opportunity to sell your design, and more. To learn more about the A’ Design Award & Competition and submit your designs, visit

Need some inspiration? Take a look at a few of our favorite winning designs below:

two cats climbing on furniture

Photo: Carolina Schwalb

Mocats Multifunctional Cat Furniture by La Jato del Gato

a necklace on the decolletage of a person

Insinuations Art to Wear Jewellery Collection by Barbara D’Ambra

terracotta metal planters

Shadows Of The Sky Flower Troughs by Zsolt Szalai

pizza oven that looks like a disco ball

Disco Oven Pizza Oven by Mark Cresswell

green transparent sofa

Spark Sofa by Wang Jun

bench seating with cushion next to window

Relax Chaise Lounge by Charlotte Abrahamsson Kwetczer

transparent furniture

Lens Series Furniture by Eva Liu

gradient chair with extended table

Phantom Chair by Jun Wang

bench with integrated planter for tree

Greenery Bench by Shibing Yang

curved chair shaped like a water ripple

Water Ripples Chair by Kuo-Hsiang Kuo

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