Also on the shortlist are engineer Cecil Balmond, illustrator Quentin Blake, medical prosthetics designer Saeed Zahedi, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, milliner Stephen Jones and architects Sir David Chipperfield, Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre.
The winner of the prize, which recognises an outstanding contribution to UK business and society through design, will be announced on 29 November.
Design Council chief executive David Kester says, ‘The sheer breadth of this year’s line-up shows what a powerhouse of creativity we have in the UK. The stories and careers of these nominees all demonstrate that design and designers make the world a better place and create innovation, enterprise and economic growth.’
Last year’s Prince Philip Designers Prize winner was Ideo founder Bill Moggridge and other previous winners include Thomas Heatherwick, Sir Terence Conran and Kenneth Grange.