Latest News

Christmas Exhibition at the Art Room,
23 Oct 2016 -
Design Factory members at Crafted By Hand
22 Oct 2016 - There will be a huge range of exhibitors at our 2 day winter event on November 5th & 6th and more crafts than ever to watch and try your hand at.
Derby's Creative Arts Showcase
21 Oct 2016 - Over 70 makers, designers, artists and creatives will feature at this years Banks Mill Open Studios and Artisan Fair, which this year is in partnership with the Peak District Artisans who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.
Meet J.C Middlebrook at Nottinghamshire events this November
20 Oct 2016 - Jayne at J.C.Middlebrook is showing her handmade lace creations at two Nottinghamshire events this November.
Visit Design Factory members at The Art Market
19 Oct 2016 - The Art Market - the very best art, design and contemporary craft for sale and commission direct from the artists to venues in Yorkshire.


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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