Latest News

Applications for One Year On are now open.
08 Dec 2016 - Are you in your first year of business? Then why not apply to be part of New Designers One Year On 2017.
06 Dec 2016 - Come and view a collection of 55 pots in Project Space, all thrown by Nita Nathwani and created over nine weeks
Make Your Future - Call for makers
03 Dec 2016 - The Crafts Council is looking for traditional and digital craft makers to plan and deliver workshops on our flagship craft education programme Make Your Future.
The Big Arts Show Applcations Out Now
29 Nov 2016 - The show will have around 150 exhibiting artists and craftspeople, including glass artists, ceramicists, furniture designers, textile artists, sculptors, painters, metalworkers and jewellers.
Steering Group Artist Member
28 Nov 2016 - The Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands (CVAN EM) is seeking a new artist member for its Steering Group.


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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