Five years ago...

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Five years ago

Five years ago Dezeen was gaining momentum and we were pleased to have been named as one of the ten most popular architecture blogs in the world by eikongraphia.com. A couple of weeks ago we were named #01 in the Best Blogs list of top 50 design blogs.

Ahead of the Milan furniture fair we previewed a new collection by Dutch designer Maarten Baas and mosaic products by Studio Job and Jaime Hayon for Italian brand Bisazza.

Hayon also sent us images of chairs he designed for Spanish furniture company BD Ediciones de Diseño and Barber Osgerby, Timorous Beasties and Zaha Hadid created products for new online retail brand 20ltd.

The windmills of their native Netherlands inspired demakersvan to create a wind-powered outdoor light and a church interior redesigned by Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky was described by a reader as "uplifting and visually beautiful".

See all our stories from April 2007 »