We are the leading UK-based portfolio for craft, design and product.
About Design Nation
Design-Nation is indeed a leading portfolio for designer-makers based in the UK who create craft, design and product, so I’m very proud to be a member of this fantastic organisation. It’s the place for anyone interested in design and craft, as well as those wishing to commission or learn more about this sector, including: designers, collaborators, architects, students, retailers, manufacturers, journalists, collectors, and commissioners. They champion and support creative people in the UK across many disciplines and the portfolio comprises a rich and diverse pool of highly skilled designer-makers whose collective works demonstrate authentic, exceptional craftsmanship and design ability. The appreciation of the heritage of contemporary design and craft, means they are committed to shaping the future of this important growing sector as part of the wider creative economy. Their aim is to strengthen business and creative development opportunities for the contemporary design and craft sector.
Being a member
What does it mean for me as a designer maker? Well, apart from the fabulous endorsement of being a part of a curated membership of high caliber there are many opportunities available in terms of collaborations, events and training, just to mention a few. Here in Cornwall and Devon we have a newly started so called “cluster group” that aims to bring us closer and for us to start working together to create more opportunities down here. There are already plans for a collaborative exhibition and there’s also talk about a possible permanent selling venue in our region, as well as future contemporary art and craft events. Watch this space, as they say!
I just thought I’d show you the photos I sent with my application: