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Italy in

All Industries

Ranked and Sorted

Italy Ranked

by Competitiveness in All Industries

Rank Design Category Competitiveness
1 Italy in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 228 2 10 20 16 19
2 Italy in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design 106 1 6 7 6 12
3 Italy in Packaging Design 104 2 9 8 3 3
4 Italy in Interior Space and Exhibition Design 76 1 5 6 5 3
5 Italy in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design 70 2 5 6 1 3
6 Italy in Graphics and Visual Communication Design 59 - 3 5 4 6
7 Italy in Architecture, Building and Structure Design 55 1 2 5 3 5
8 Italy in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design 45 1 1 4 4 3
9 Italy in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design 36 - 1 4 3 3
10 Italy in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 31 1 1 4 - 2
11 Italy in Photography and Photo Manipulation Design 27 - 3 3 - -
12 Italy in Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design 26 - 2 2 - 4
13 Italy in Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design 25 - 1 4 - 2
14 Italy in Home Appliances Design 20 - 2 2 - 1
15 Italy in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design 18 - 1 1 3 -
16 Italy in Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design 18 - - 3 2 -
17 Italy in Yacht and Marine Vessels Design 18 - 1 2 1 1
18 Italy in 3D Printed Forms and Products Design 18 1 - 3 - -
19 Italy in Social Design 18 - - 4 - 1
20 Italy in Digital and Electronic Devices Design 17 - 1 2 - 2
21 Italy in Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design 14 - 2 1 - -
22 Italy in Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design 12 2 - - - -
23 Italy in Street Furniture Design 11 1 1 - - -
24 Italy in Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design 9 1 - - 1 -
25 Italy in Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design 9 - 1 1 - -
26 Italy in Manufacturing and Processing Machinery Design 8 - - 2 - -
27 Italy in Futuristic Design 8 - 1 - 1 -
28 Italy in Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design 8 1 - - - 1
29 Italy in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design 8 - 1 - 1 -
30 Italy in Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design 7 - - 1 1 -
31 Italy in Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design 7 - - 1 1 -
32 Italy in Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design 6 1 - - - -
33 Italy in Meta, Strategic and Service Design 6 1 - - - -
34 Italy in Website and Web Design 6 - - 1 - 1
35 Italy in Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design 6 1 - - - -
36 Italy in Fashion and Travel Accessories Design 5 - 1 - - -
37 Italy in Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design 5 - - - 1 1
38 Italy in Music, Audio and Sound Design 5 - 1 - - -
39 Italy in Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design 5 - 1 - - -
40 Italy in Interface and Interaction Design 4 - - 1 - -
41 Italy in Energy Products and Devices Design 4 - - 1 - -
42 Italy in Writing, Literature and Content Design 4 - - 1 - -
43 Italy in Limited Edition and Custom Design 4 - - 1 - -
44 Italy in Digital and Broadcasting Media Design 4 - - 1 - -
45 Italy in Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Design 4 - - 1 - -
46 Italy in Aerospace and Aircraft Design 3 - - - 1 -
47 Italy in Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design 3 - - - 1 -
48 Italy in Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design 3 - - - 1 -
49 Italy in Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design 3 - - - 1 -
50 Italy in Industrial Design 3 - - - 1 -
51 Italy in Musical Instruments Design 3 - - - 1 -
52 Italy in Adult Toys and Products Design 3 - - - 1 -
53 Italy in Security and Surveillance Products Design 3 - - - 1 -
54 Italy in Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design 3 - - - 1 -
55 Italy in Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design 2 - - - - 1

List above shows Italy design capacity in all industries and sectors. View Design Rankings and Standings in: All Industries / All Countries.

Methods

Questions and Details

1What are design business strengths of Italy?
Italy is most competitive in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design (design strengths) followed by Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design and Packaging Design as noted in the table above. If you click on any of the categories listed above you could learn further details on them. You might be further interested in DAC - Design Classifications if you would rather find out leading designers in each design industry.

2How do you determine which industries Italy is competitive for?
The competitiveness of countries in diverse industries are calculated by the number of works competing for design awards from any given country in any given specific industry; the more successful contestants from a country in a specific industry, the more competitive the country in that specific industry. All design industries and disciplines from all countries are considered for the design insights rankings. For each design industry, we consider how many designers, artists, architects, brands or design agencies are literally competing by taking part in design awards from Italy.

3Do you have further details or more detailed rankings?
Indeed, we do and present them standalone at different websites: Designer Rankings, is a list of world-top designers, in all industries, from all countries. Design Classifications, helps you discover leading designers for any given design industry. World Design Rankings is a global ranking of design for countries, and you can also learn top designers from each country. Popular Designers Index, as its name suggests is a ranking of designers, based on popularity. You are currently at Design Insights.

Categories

Scope and Reach

Industrial Designs

The creative act of determining and defining an industrial, mass-market product's form and features influenced by factors as varied as materials, production processes, business strategy and prevailing social, commercial or aesthetic attitudes. Industrial design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production.

Architectural Designs

The design activity of the architect, from the macro-level (urban design, landscape architecture) to the micro-level (construction details and furniture). Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art.

Product Designs

Product design is to create a new product to be sold by a business to its customers. The product designer's role is to combine art, science, and technology to create new products that people can use. Product design overlaps with but also highly different from industrial design as it further relates to strategic and tactical activities, from idea generation to commercialization.

Communication Designs

Communication design is a mixed discipline between design and information-development which is concerned with how media intervention such as printed, crafted, electronic media or presentations communicate with people. A communication design approach is not only concerned with developing the message aside from the aesthetics in media, but also with creating new media channels to ensure the message reaches the target audience.

Service Designs

Service design is the activity of planning and organizing people, infrastructure, communication and material components of a service in order to improve its quality and the interaction between the service provider and its customers.

Fashion Designs

Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. It is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories such as bracelets and necklaces.

Awards

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