Latest News

Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2015
21 Dec 2014 - Nominations for the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards are now open. Celebrate exemplary individuals, organisations, apprentices and interns in the creative and cultural industries.
International Festival of Glass Festival Curator
20 Dec 2014 - The International Festival of Glass is a biennial festival that takes place in Stourbridge, West Midlands and is a premier glass event attracting worldwide participants with the aim of supporting regeneration and community renewal based upon a distinctive programme of creativity and heritage.
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship
20 Dec 2014 - QEST fund talented people, whether at entry level in to the industry via our QEST Apprenticeship Scheme, or when they are trying to reach a level of excellence further in to their career, via their QEST Scholar awards.
Ornamentum Preview Evening
19 Dec 2014 - Ornamentum is a group of eight professional designer-makers from Leicestershire working in a wide range of craft disciplines.
Narrative Threads
19 Dec 2014 - Design Factory Fellow Ruth Singer will be starting her residency at NCCD in January


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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