Latest News

Banks Mill Open Studios & Artisan Fair
22 Aug 2017 - Applications are now open for artists, designers and makers to Banks Mill's Winter Artisan Fair
Michael Brennand Wood ‘Between Thought and Expression’ at The Harley Gallery
18 Aug 2017 - Internationally renowned textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood will be offering a new perspective on his work
Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier
17 Aug 2017 - A sampler’s workshop with a difference, as all the traditional embroidery techniques will all be created using paper.
MADE BRIGHTON at St Bartholomew's Call for Applications
15 Aug 2017 - MADE BRIGHTON at St BARTHOLOMEW’S is running for a second year in the stunning St Bartholomew’s Church. Whilst still showing the best makers in the country, the St Bartholomew’s fair will be a down to earth ‘Village Hall’ one day, table-top selling event for 60 exhibitors.
Visit Design Factory members at Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail
13 Aug 2017 - There will be paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture and jewellery – in fact something for every taste and pocket.


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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