Latest News

Milly Moore's Open Studio
25 Oct 2014 - Design Factory member Milly Moore will be hosting an open studio and everyone is welcome!
Design Museum and Crafts Council touring shows at The National Centre for Craft and Design
24 Oct 2014 - The National Centre for Craft & Design will become a haven for architecture fans this winter as it hosts two independent touring exhibitions from the Design Museum and Crafts Council Lesser Known Architecture and Space Craft: Architecture Meets Making
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.


Welcome to Design Factory

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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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