Latest News

Call for entries - The Contemporary Craft Festival
01 Oct 2014 - Applications are invited from makers from across the UK and Ireland, working to the highest standards.
October Creative Classes & Events at Debbie Bryan
30 Sep 2014 - Debbie and her favourite makers and artists share their craft and design ideas
Laura Lightbody launches new website
30 Sep 2014 - Design Factory member Laura Lightbody launches new website
Call for applications to the Banks Mill Open Studios Artisan Fair
30 Sep 2014 - Banks Mill are now inviting applications from non-members for stalls at our Artisan Fair
Fiona Parkinson Exhibiting in Class of 2014
29 Sep 2014 - Design Factory member Fiona Parkinson will be exhibiting as part of Class of 2014


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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