WHERE DOES YOUR COUNTRY SIT IN THE WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS?

Where Does Your Country Sit In The World Design Rankings?
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WHERE DOES YOUR COUNTRY SIT IN THE WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS?



Written by Don't Panic
01 Thursday 01st January 2015

As it stands, the USA is leading the design pack. We Brits are proudly holding down fifth place, one better than the tech-savvy Japanese. Turkey is currently on America's heels in second, which may surprise some of you.

We've picked a few of favourite entries from this year's contest, to give you a taste of the A' Design Awards international flair. Check 'em out:

Le Cube Sofa by Rob van Puijenbroek

This Belgian product looks like a lot of fun. The versatile design means you can rearrange the cubes to make a newly-shaped couch with a few Tetris turns. A great way to trick friends into thinking you're going places: Only winners buy new sofas every day #ballin

Osteoid Medical Cast by Deniz Karasahin

This fancy bit of Turkish medical tech looks like something out of iRobot, or that Bjork video where she's a robot who gets covered in milk. Either way, the 3D printed design is sure to heal your bones quicker than a conventional cast.

Artificial Topography Art Installation by Ryumei Fujiki

This Japanese design begs an important question. Why have a couch in a room, when you can have a room made of couches?

Amur Tiger Vodka Bottle by Guilherme Jardim

This label was created by a Portuguese artist, although it's a Russian vodka. This is the kind of design that would make you buy a particular brand over the competition, so top marks on that front. If only this came out a few years back, when Charlie Sheen was always on about Tiger Blood. He'd have put his name to this in a palpitated heart-beat.

Ballo Portable Speaker by Bernhard Burkard

This Swiss speaker is one of those great little gadgets that can turn a kick-back into a party, a box social into a buffet or a night bus into a rave. Actually, it's probably best to avoid such anti-social habits. But still, this thing will drastically improve your phone's sound quality.

If you want your country to climb the rankings, then why not enter the next A' Design Awards? Find out more here.

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