This time five years ago the concrete formwork of Zaha Hadid's MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Arts was only just beginning to take shape in Rome. The building finally completed in 2009 and went on to win the Stirling Prize the following year.
Meanwhile, the Gagosian Gallery in New York revealed images of a new marble table being shown later that month designed by Australian-born designer Marc Newson, who was this year awarded a CBE for services to design in the UK and worldwide.
We featured a globe lampshade that slots around a light bulb and a set of bookshelves that fit into any alcove, while our readers were all preoccupied with trying to get their hands on a lycra canopy that can shelter all sorts of outdoor spaces.
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