WDR Announces World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design

World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. China ranked as number 1 among the 106 represented countries, followed by United States of America, Japan and Italy.

The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. 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.

Here you can find a small selection of projects that are inside WDR. In this case we have selected only Spanish projects but you can check your country winners at WDR website and find inspiration.

VinosyViandas Wine Shop

The project abstracts the wine world in a fashion that the space is created as a formal changer using circumferences as the leitmotiv and materials that are related to this imaginary.

 

Lock and Be Free Urban locker

Lock & Be Free has opened its first store in the center of Madrid. The challenge was to shape the brand concept, Leave your luggage, live the city, and rejuvenate the image of the old and cliche lockers. The universe of the brand and its interior design scheme combines highly topical colors and materials: white peg boards, yellow lockers flanked by a circular font, a typical airport rubber floor and a set of lights transmitting positive energy.

Jal Lamp

Just Another Lamp, Jal, is based on three main principles: simplicity, quality and purity. It involves the simplicity of design, the quality of materials and the purity of the product’s purpose. This it was kept basic but also gave importance to both glass and light in equal measure.

Kollen Tryk Hanger

Kollen Tryk is an interactive wall hanger that allows the creation of different compositions depending on the user’s needs. The wooden-made product has a rectangular shape that contains a serial of flush circular buttons, the hangers, that the user distributes in order to his/her needs.

Sanbe Table

The table Sanbe combines elements of Nordic design from the 50’s with elements from the Japanese art such as simplicity and balance. The thickness of the piece highlights the beauty of wood and its edging emphasizes the drawing of its grains.

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