Latest News

Where to visit Design Factory members this Christmas
31 Oct 2017 - Buy from independent crafts people this Christmas
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.
Member of the Month - Maxine Greer
31 Oct 2017 - We catch up with Maxine and find out about her design processes
Applications for Earth & Fire 2018 are now open!
29 Oct 2017 - Welcoming applications from studio potters at all stages of their career. Whether you are new to Earth & Fire or one of our long-term exhibitors.
Christmas at Heart
28 Oct 2017 - Heart Gallery’s 12th Christmas selling exhibition will, as always, be a fabulous feast of glitz and glam featuring over 100 talented designer/makers in various disciplines. Brighten up those dark days with our delicious and sparkling selection of gorgeous gifts for Christmas.


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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