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Join the UK’s leading designer-maker network

A leading network for the support and development of craft and design practice, Design-Nation is inviting applications for membership

Design-Nation incorporating Design Factory is delighted to invite applications for membership of its prestigious network, open to all levels of professional practice in contemporary craft and design. As a leading network for the support and development of craft and design practice, Design-Nation offers a national and international profile, activity programme and bespoke package of support and opportunities. Our renowned membership is synonymous with quality, creativity, innovation and fresh design talent.

Design-Nation members, whose practice should be based in the UK, are promoted year-round through an online portfolio that supports members’ work and activities, and also provides a regular programme of showcases, events and exhibitions, both trade and retail.

Design-Nation is committed to nurturing and developing emerging talent from graduate stage and the early days of launching a design business, to established and internationally known designers, with tailored sector support appropriate to most career levels.

Design-Nation offers a one stop destination for retailers, galleries, manufacturers, the public and press, together with industry professionals who want to commission, invest and source high quality, innovative and beautiful contemporary craft and design. To reflect this we have an independent selection panel that meets twice a year and includes representation from peers and industry specialists to assess excellence and quality of product and advise on appropriate professional development routes.

To find out more contact us on info@designnation.co.uk for an application pack. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2017.


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