Latest News

Attenborough Arts Centre Christmas Craft Fair: Call for stall holders!
23 May 2017 - First one-day Attenborough Arts Centre Christmas Craft Fair
Artist Residency Opportunity at The Brewhouse
19 May 2017 - The Brewhouse Arts Centre is inviting applications for an artist in residence over the summer to support the Craftspace exhibition ‘Made in the Middle’
Design at Central - beautiful design to buy direct
16 May 2017 - Leading craft and design networks Design-Nation and Design Factory are delighted to join forces to present this pop-up shop from a selection of our members, in the heart of the Clerkenwell design district.
Call for Applicants : Stanley Picker Fellowships Design & Fine Art 2017 Design & Fine Art
13 May 2017 - The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2017.
11 May 2017 - A love of colour is the focus of Ferrers Gallery’s summer exhibition this year. All the colours of the rainbow will be represented as the three floors of the Ferrers Gallery explode with hues and tones.


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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