Latest News

James Faulkner exhibiting as part of "Northern Fire" Exhibition
23 Oct 2014 - Design Factory member James Faulkner will be exhibiting with The Northern Potters Association
Don't miss out on our early bird offer!
22 Oct 2014 - Apply to join Design Factory before 1st November 2014 and we'll waive our standard application fee!
John Lewis Maker Opportunity
22 Oct 2014 - At John Lewis we are passionate about finding products that are well made and beautiful. We work with over 150 new and established designers, start up businesses and well established manufacturers in the UK.
Sponsored Exhibition Opportunity For Emerging Designer Makers
22 Oct 2014 - Applications are invited for designer-makers, qualified since May 2012 to apply for one of ten only, fully sponsored exhibition spaces, at A Festival of Living Crafts held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire on 7 to 10 May 2015.
The Jameson Works: Call For Craft & Makers Submissions
21 Oct 2014 - Apply for a bursary of up to 4,000 at The Jameson Works - an opportunity for makers of all craft and creative disciplines to find funding for your ideas.


Welcome to Design Factory

Arts Council

Design Factory is the leading creative development agency in the East Midlands.


Bursting with ideas and inspiration, this website showcases award-winning and unique products designed and handmade by the very best makers from the East Midlands region of the UK.


From sumptuous textiles and sculptural ceramics to contemporary furniture and jewellery, there is sure to be something for you, your home or someone special!


We are working with hundreds of selected designer/makers from across the region to help them achieve their ambitions. If you are a designer/maker, visit our membership page and find out what we can do for you!

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