Latest News

Visit Design Factory members at Great Northern Contemporary Craft Festival
25 Sep 2016 - The GNCCF is recognised as one of the leading selling events for contemporary craft in the UK, attracting over 6000 visitors to Old Granada Studios.
Creative/Crafty Workshop Facilitator needed - Perfect for recent graduate
24 Sep 2016 - Betty’s Birds is on the hunt for workshop facilitators!
Art, Craft & Design Promotion Programme - Volunteers wanted
23 Sep 2016 - We want to inspire young students by showing them how real artists and designer­-makers work; to learn about their individual paths, dreams and challenges; meet real makers and learn about their processes and materials.
Visit Craig Fellows at Contemporary Craft & Design Fair Sevenoaks
23 Sep 2016 - Purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs created by some of the finest craftsmen and artists in the UK.
Northern Skies - Passing Through
22 Sep 2016 - Enjoy an inspiring afternoon taught by artist and qualified teacher Julia Ogden.


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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