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).