Latest News

Adam & Eve Project
27 Jul 2017 - A group of 13 leading artists based in and around Derbyshire and Staffordshire, have produced work for The Adam & Eve Project.
'Cup' at Unit Twelve
23 Jul 2017 - Celebrating the diversity of the humble 'Cup'
Workshops with Carla Sealey
21 Jul 2017 -
International Festival of Glass
19 Jul 2017 - The 7th International Festival of Glass
Ruth Singer has a new exhibition with the Quilt Association
17 Jul 2017 - She will be showing new work inspired by the narratives of heritage quilts.


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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