Latest News

Applications are now open for Hothouse 5
16 Sep 2014 - Hothouse is an intensive development programme for emerging makers
Design-Nation brings the best British design and craft to Southbank Centre
15 Sep 2014 - Design-Nation returns to take over Southbank Centre Festival Terrace Shop in October.
October workshops at Wistow Gallery
15 Sep 2014 - If you are looking to learn a new skill or create your own piece of art work, choose from the range of exciting workshops being run by various artists & makers in Artshed at Wistow Gallery.
Call For Submissions, Malt Cross Gallery
14 Sep 2014 - The Malt Cross Gallery in Nottingham is now accepting submissions for our 2015 exhibitions programme
Ones to Watch - Design Council
14 Sep 2014 - Design Council are searching for 70 talented up-and-coming designers to showcase as part of our 70th anniversary celebrations.


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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