Latest News

Claire Troughton shortlisted for 'Gift of the Year 2017' by the Giftware Association
18 Jan 2017 - Design Factory member Claire Troughton 'Lovey Dovey' collection of silver dove jewellery has been selected.
‘Legacy’ Exhibition
17 Jan 2017 - Charlie Birtles work is being showcased at Manchester School of Art in the exhibition ‘Legacy’; An exhibition of work by Manchester School of Art alumni.
Developing Sketchbooks Online Workshop 2017
17 Jan 2017 - With Design Factory member Dionne Swift
Flora and Fauna
16 Jan 2017 - For early spring 2017 Heart Gallery is pleased to present this colourful exhibition called FLORA AND FAUNA which will also include other forms of life.
Call for applications - Handmade in Britain
15 Jan 2017 - Handmade in Britain are excited to announce that this year they’ll be celebrating their tenth anniversary show!


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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