Open Call – Dundee Design Festival Exhibition – Factory Floor

Deadline: 5pm Monday 27th March 2017

The Dundee Design Festival has announced a nationwide call for designers and makers to take part in a vast installation, ‘Factory Floor’.

‘Factory Floor’ celebrates makers and their machines. It will form the centrepiece to the festival which last year welcomed over 7000 people through its doors.  The exhibition will feature designers whose work embraces experimental processes and innovation in materials, this exhibition marks a moment in contemporary design and post-industrial production.

Playful, bold, and unpredictable, ‘Factory Floor’ will showcase the new objects and ideas emerging from studios and workshops from the UK and around the globe. The exhibition will confidently mix craft and design, products and prototypes, models and maquettes, the tried-and-failed, and the interventions and errors that find their way in to digital techniques and make for radical forms.

If you are a designer working in (but not limited to) the fields of ceramics, glass, jewellery, architecture, interiors, furniture, product, fashion, textiles, games, digital and service design and you are excited about the ‘Factory Floor’ theme then Dundee Design Festival want to hear from you!


To apply

Complete the online application form Factory Floor Exhibition Application which asks for a short statement responding to the theme ‘factory floor and links to up to five works for consideration.

Further information can also be found here. Please direct any queries about the application process to

Applications are welcomed from designers living both in and outside the UK. Those currently enrolled on a undergraduate or postgraduate course are unable to apply.

Successful applicants will be notified via email by Friday 31st March.