Five years ago...

Five years ago Daniel Libeskind designed his first piece of commercial furniture, the Campana Brothers presented plastic garden furniture wrapped in wicker and Zaha Hadid recreated some of her buildings as three-dimensional wall art.

Libeskind's faceted Spirit House Chair was created for the architect's extension to the Royal Ontario Museum, which was nearing completion at the time. It opened just a month later, by which time Dezeen readers had branded it as both "fascinating, albeit terribly expensive" and "messy and unfitting", while another thought it looked like a crumpled cigarette packet.

Hadid's paper models were unveiled at a gallery in Zurich, while the Campanas showed their TransPlastic furniture in London. We also revealed images of the Japanese concept home that architect Kengo Kuma had created in Milan the month before.

It was a week for lighting, as we showed images of a dome-shaped lamp lined with lace-like relief and a spherical shade composed of laser-cut circles, plus DKNY launched trainers by graphics collective eBoy.

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