BMW, Siemens, Daimler Chrysler, Bombardier, Porsche, Audi, Honda, Jaguar, Crown Equipment. What do all of these companies have in common? They all were awarded top positions in this years prestigious Ranking: Design awards. Crown placed third in both the Special Use Vehicles Category and Manufacturers> categories, outranking many companies known for strong design such as Audi, Jaguar and Porsche.
Ranking: Design, published annually by design.net AG in Germany, is now in its sixth year and has established itself as an independent benchmark for internationally-acknowledged design competence. It provides an overview of design competence in Europe and pays tribute to outstanding achievements of design-oriented manufacturers and industrial designers.
The annual Ranking: Design awards are based on the evaluation of 19 of the top German design competitions organized at the federal and state levels, with the participation of numerous German and foreign companies. The definition of ten-product group, such as Trade and Industry, Transportation, Special Use Vehicles and Public Design, makes Ranking: Design an organized advisor and practical reference work for professional audiences and decision-makers.
The rankings of the best designers and manufacturers result from the prizes and standings of the key German competitors, with different weightings on the importance of the individual contests. A Ranking: Design award is not related to single products but rather the successful design work of a company throughout the past year.