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.
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).
Industrial designer Michael Young unveiled his design for a sleek sex toy called Sabar (above).
Elsewhere, Philippe Strack created retro-looking, leather-upholstered sofas and chairs for Italian furniture brand Cassina (above).
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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