John Lewis Collection
They don't say you can't take photographs in their store but I know they don't like it.
Apologies if I'm in trouble again but this kind or research is invaluable if you want to gauge what's 'out there' in terms of contemporary stuff.
If you really want to do research on product design properly John Lewis remains the one-stop-shop for everything new and desirable.
Pick up one of their catalogues, you might even find a good Christmas present for yourself, or you Dad!