Latest News

The CCN are ‘Inspired by…’ hidden treasures
31 Aug 2016 - The Contemporary Crafts Network reveal their latest work
Melbourne Festival - Art & Architecture Trail
31 Aug 2016 - During the Art & Architecture Trail on 17th & 18th September visiting professional artists are hosted in rooms made available in private houses, which are not usually open to the public
Visit Design Factory members at Made Brighton
30 Aug 2016 -
Workshops with Dionne Swift
29 Aug 2016 - Learn the art of Machine Embroidery with Design Factory member Dionne Swift
Visit Design Factory members at The Cornwall Design Fair
29 Aug 2016 - The Cornwall Design Fair is one of The Duchy’s largest design fairs, attracting designers, exhibitors and artists from all over Cornwall.


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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