Latest News

Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier
17 Aug 2017 - A sampler’s workshop with a difference, as all the traditional embroidery techniques will all be created using paper.
MADE BRIGHTON at St Bartholomew's Call for Applications
15 Aug 2017 - MADE BRIGHTON at St BARTHOLOMEW’S is running for a second year in the stunning St Bartholomew’s Church. Whilst still showing the best makers in the country, the St Bartholomew’s fair will be a down to earth ‘Village Hall’ one day, table-top selling event for 60 exhibitors.
Visit Design Factory members at Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail
13 Aug 2017 - There will be paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture and jewellery – in fact something for every taste and pocket.
Design Nation Gearing up for London Design Festival 2017
12 Aug 2017 - Design Nation present five of their members at this year's Decorex for whom this is also an important facet of their practice.
Mini Beach Huts and Bird Houses with Jennifer Collier
11 Aug 2017 - In this half day art workshop you will be shown how to create mini beach huts and mini bird houses from card.


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!

Find out more...