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Z.Car by Zaha Hadid

Transport design was hot news five years ago: architect Zaha Hadid unveiled a three-wheeled concept vehicle (above) while Boeing launched the revolutionary Dreamliner jet and Fiat revamped the much-loved Fiat 500 (below).

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Below: the revamped Fiat 500 was launched in July 2007.

Fiat 500

Even furniture designers tried to get in on the act, with Nils Holger Moormann producing a chair with a wheel (below).

Bookinist chair with wheel by Nils Holger Moormann

Also five years ago, car brand BMW produced a report into The Secret Life of Cars (below) which revealed, amongst other things, where men and women preferred to sit in their vehicles, how cup-holders were put to unexpected uses and how the family car journey was replacing the family meal as the main together-time for busy people.

Secret Life of Cars report by BMW

Finally, architects OMA unveiled designs for Jeddah International Airport, which included a spectacular private terminal for the Saudi royal family (below).

Jeddah International Airport by OMA

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