Five years ago...

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Five years ago...

Five years ago Zaha Hadid's installation at the Venice Biennale (above) featured sculptural, shiny forms, which cropped up in a lot of designers' work around the same time.

The Fluke by BarberOsgerby

Designers of the Olympic torch BarberOsgerby also created a sculptural piece that looked like the fluke of a whale to be displayed at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich during London Design Festival (above).

Sabar sex toy by Michael Young

Industrial designer Michael Young unveiled his design for a sleek sex toy called Sabar (above).

Privé by Philippe Starck for Cassina

Elsewhere, Philippe Strack created retro-looking, leather-upholstered sofas and chairs for Italian furniture brand Cassina (above).

Tea Sets by Christine Misiak

To conclude, old tea sets found at a car boot sales were given a new lease of life by design graduate Christine Misiak (above).

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