Latest News

Design-Nation at Top Drawer Spring 2018
29 Nov 2017 - In January we will return to Top Drawer as a fully merged organisation under the Design-Nation name.
Leading UK Craft & Design Organisations Merge. Membership application process OPEN!
27 Nov 2017 - Design-Nation and Design Factory unveil a bright new future
Regional cluster groups December update!
19 Nov 2017 - Our cluster groups of members across the UK continue to meet regularly for networking, training and peer mentoring
Crafts Council Professional Development workshops and advice sessions
07 Nov 2017 - Crafts Council Talent Development team programme regular bite size workshops and 1:1 advice sessions to support makers and designers with their business development needs.
Design Factory's regional cluster groups November update!
31 Oct 2017 - Design Factory now has 9 cluster groups of members that meet regularly for networking, training and peer mentoring.


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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