Best of British: Design Award Highlights
15 February 2011 Last updated at 23:55 GMT
Designer coffins, energy-generating paving stones and the so-called "Boris bike" are among the shortlisted entries for the fourth annual Brit Insurance Design Awards, on display at the Design Museum in London.
Previous winners include a foldable plug and Shepard Fairey's iconic Barack Obama "Progress" poster.
Curator Alex Newson gave BBC News a tour of some of this year's highlights.