This time last year the London Design Festival was in full swing with Kram/Weisshaar's robotic display lighting up Trafalgar Square, Paul Cocksedge's giant magnetic coin crash-landing at the Southbank and Stuart Haygarth's staircase covered in picture frames at the Victoria & Albert museum.
Alasdhair Willis resigned as chief executive of Established & Sons and Thomas Heatherwick won the London Design Medal 2010.
Meanwhile Marc Newson designed a range of limited-edition shoes for NIKE and Jaime Hayón launched a collection of furniture for London design brand Sé.
September also saw the opening of a new art gallery by Foster + Partners in New York, UN Studio completed an office building with distinctive coloured light recesses and Michael Young designed a cigar-shaped faceted tower in Hong Kong.
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