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Shirley Vauvelle exhibition at Cambridge Contemporary Crafts
29 Aug 2015 - See Design Factory member Shirley Vauvelle's work on display at Cambridge Contemporary Crafts
Visit Design Factory members at Wirksworth Festival
28 Aug 2015 -
The Magna Carta - The Great Charter Revisited
27 Aug 2015 - 2015 is a celebration year in Lincoln. It is the 800th year since the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and Lincoln is the only place in the world where you can find an original copy of both the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest.
Visit Design Factory members at Ceramic Art York
27 Aug 2015 - Ceramic Art York will represent the best in contemporary studio ceramics, with the selected work exhibited in a specially commissioned exhibition pavilion in the beautiful surroundings of York Museum Gardens.
'The Language of Objects' exhibition Private View
27 Aug 2015 - 'The Language of Objects' investigates the interplay between found and artist made elements, as well as work created using unusual materials in combination with one another.


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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