Latest News

East Street Public Art Commission Open Call
22 Jan 2017 - Call for Artists and Designers
Dissolving Seas/Evolving Skies/Alert/Alive/Catalyse... Solo Exhibition by Artist Gerry Henegan Barr
21 Jan 2017 - Feline fans will enjoy this new fantastical exhibition where Nottingham artist Gerry Henegan Barr showcases her unique style of mixed media 3D sculptural tableau.
Design Factory Member Selected for Hot house
20 Jan 2017 - We are thrilled to have 4 Design Factory members selected for Craft Council's Hot House
The Art of Science - Unit Twelve
19 Jan 2017 - This exhibition will show the wealth of diverse contemporary craft currently being made that that fit into the categories of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Entomology
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.


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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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