Published this week, Dezeen Hot List is the most comprehensive data survey of architecture and design media ever conducted. Based entirely on audience data, the 400-strong list reveals the key players and emerging talents in the design world.
Nendo is the only industrial designer to rank in the top 20 of the overall list, compared with 13 architects – proving how much more popular architecture is among Dezeen readers. In total, there are just 53 designers on the list.
Notably, both Sato and Heatherwick have also dabbled with architecture over the past year – Sato completed a department store in Bangkok , while Heatherwick is pushing forward with his controversial Garden Bridge.
The top 10 designers on Dezeen Hot List are counted down in this video
By nationality the UK is top dog on the list, with seven designers in the top 20. As well as Dixon, Heatherwick and Morrison, this includes Benjamin Hubert (number seven) and Barber and Osgerby (number eight).
But perhaps the most striking thing about the Designers Hot List is how male-dominated it is: Patricia Urquiola (number 10) is the only woman in the top 20. Hella Jongerius is next at 21, while Ilse Crawford is at 31.
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