We teamed up with A’ Design Award & Competition to bring to you the following post. Our partners are hand-picked by the Polpettas Magazine team.


What is the most successful country in terms of design? Let me say it better: do you know where the designers that have been granted more with an A’ Design Award are from? If not, you’re pretty lucky because new year comes with some appealing news about design and geography with the World Design Rankings that lists all the countries according to the number of designers that have won with the A’ Design Award.

Countries do not individually join the rankings; 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.

100 are the countries involved, and this year the winner is China, followed by United States, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey and Australia.

If you’re curious to discover the complete results and where your country placed, please find the whole list here.

The aim of World Design Rankings is to offer info and ideas on the art and design industry conditions, and to help a global design culture grow more and more highlighting and supporting good design. WDR is to Design what Olymics is to Sports, at least that is what A’ Design Award wishes to achieve.

A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s leading international annual juried competition for design. The A’ Design Accolades are organized in a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines.

Register today to be among the next winners: remember, the deadline for registering for the 2020-2021 A’ Design Award & Competition is February 28 2021. After winning entries been announced on May 1st 2021, it’ll be our pleasure feature them in a very special article on Polpettas Magazine.

Here’s our hand-piked selection of award-winning projects from Japan, Italy and Norway. Enjoy it and let us know what you think.


One Year Project Villa by Kotaro Anzai
2018-2019 Platinum A’ Design Award Winner


Cliff House Weekend Residence by Masato Sekiya
2018-2019 Platinum A’ Design Award Winner


Seehof: A Garden Architecture Hotel by Noa
2017-2018 Platinum A’ Design Award Winner

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Catino Bathroom collection by Emanuele Pangrazi
2012-2013 Platinum A’ Design Award Winner


Edro Street furniture system by MrSmith Studio
2017-2018 Gold A’ Design Award Winner


Chalet La Pedevilla Residence & Chalet by Pedevilla Architects
Gold A’ Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Winner 2015-2016

Being Lamp by Cecilia Pozzi
2017-2018 Gold A’ Design Award Winner


Fogo Island Shed Hotel Dining Room by Todd Saunders
2018-2019 Gold A’ Design Award Winner


Villa AT House by Todd Saunders
2018-2019 Platinum A’ Design Award Winner

Efjord Cabin by Snorre Stinessen
2017-2018 Gold A’ Design Award Winner


Malangen Retreat Family retreat by Snorre Stinessen
2017-2018 Platinum A’ Design Award Winner