Latest News

Gifted.14 at The National Centre for Craft and Design
27 Nov 2014 - Come along to The National Centre for Craft and Design and start your Christmas shopping at Gifted.14!
CDS Gallery is looking for an assistant
27 Nov 2014 - Be a volunteer gallery assistant for FREE Jewellery studio space!
"Whisper through the trees" at Yarrow Gallery. Oundle
26 Nov 2014 - Design factory member Jane Sanders will be exhibiting at "Whisper through the trees"
New Travel Pouches by Bailey Hills Print and Wool
26 Nov 2014 - Design Factory member has a brand new product, Travel Pouches. Perfect little gift for Christmas!
Best Made Local
25 Nov 2014 - Best Made Localů..Bringing together locally created goods under one roof we aim to raise awareness of the creative talent in the region by introducing you to our Selected Makers. We offer quality and innovation through locally made art, crafts and artisan foods


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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