Latest News

Work by Sue Gregor joins Museum of Design in Plastic collection
27 Jul 2016 - Congratulations to Design Factory member Sue Gregor!
Visit Design Factory members at Craft Pavilion, London Design Festival
27 Jul 2016 - The Crafts Council and the London Design Fair (which includes Tent London & Super Brands London) are delighted to introduce the first British Craft Pavilion at the 2016 edition of the London Design Festival.
Jewellery School with Alys Power
26 Jul 2016 - Held at Nottinghams very own Jewellery Quarter, Focus Gallery on Derby Road, this is a six week class in all things jewellery.
Meet the Curator
24 Jul 2016 - Join our curatorial team for a day of insight into the process involved in planning, curating and managing the exhibition programme at National Centre for Craft and Design
Summer Sessions at National Centre for Craft and Design
22 Jul 2016 - Working with professional artists and designers, try something new or develop existing skills at a series of creative, all day sessions for young people this summer.


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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