Latest News

Collectives Fair 2018 Open for Applications
21 Sep 2017 - Part of the hugely successful Select Festival, The Collectives Fair returns for 2018 and is now open for applications.
Design Factory and Design Nation return to Handmade at Kew
20 Sep 2017 - We are thrilled to be returning with a group stand of 15 members
The Heritage Crafts Association Funds for craftspeople
18 Sep 2017 - The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is pleased to announce a call for applications for a suite of awards and bursaries recognising people working in traditional skills.
Design Factory member Julie Vernon completes public art piece
16 Sep 2017 - Created for a housing development in Queniborough, Leicestershirecommissioned by David Wilson Homes.
Workshops with Carla Sealey
14 Sep 2017 - Learn the art of ceramics and glass jewellery with Design Factory member


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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