Latest News

Open Call for Submissions - ‘Made in the East Midlands’
24 Aug 2016 - NCCD’s annual showcase of contemporary, innovative craft and design from the East Midlands
Be part of Banks Mill Winter Artisan Fair
23 Aug 2016 - Applications now open for 2016 Artisan Fair which this year is in partnership with Peak District Artisans.
Textile artist Ruth Singer wins the Fine Art Quilt Masters competition
22 Aug 2016 - 2016 Festival of Quilts
Jerwood Makers Open
21 Aug 2016 - A commissioning initiative offering time, curatorial advice and logistical back up for early-career makers to develop their ideas and further their practice.
Screen Printing on Glass
21 Aug 2016 - With Design Factory member Rachel Elliott.


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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