Latest News

11th Muir Trust Artist in Residence
30 Sep 2016 - The aim of the Residency is to enlarge the artistic experience and deepen the perception of both local artists and students and members of the general public through direct contact with an established working artist.
Handmade Gifts from Region’s Best Artisans at Christmas Art and Food Market
29 Sep 2016 - Handmade gifts from the region’s best artists, designers and food producers will be showcased at Welbeck’s popular Christmas Art and Food Market and Harley Open Studios this winter.
Wizardry in Wood Exhibition
28 Sep 2016 - Beautiful and amazing original works by over 70 of the world’s greatest contemporary woodturners
Craftspeople invited to apply for awards and bursaries recognising traditional skills
27 Sep 2016 - The Heritage Crafts Association is calling for applications for a suite of awards and bursaries recognising people working in traditional skills.
Arte&Arte - MINIARTEXTIL 2016
26 Sep 2016 - Design Factory member Gizella K Warburton selected for this international exhibition.


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!

Find out more...