Five years ago Zaha Hadid's installation at the Venice BiennaleÂ (above) featured sculptural, shiny forms, whichÂ cropped up in a lot of designers' work around the same time.
Designers of the Olympic torchÂ BarberOsgerby also created a sculptural piece that looked like the fluke of a whaleÂ to be displayed at theÂ Old Royal Naval CollegeÂ in Greenwich during London Design Festival (above).
Industrial designerÂ Michael YoungÂ 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 brandÂ Cassina (above).
To conclude, old tea sets found at a car boot sales were given a new lease of life by design graduateÂ Christine Misiak (above).