Dundee Design Festival’s 2017 Factory Residency

Dundee Design Festival partnered with Make Works, the open access directory of fabricators, material suppliers, workshops and manufacturers in Scotland, to deliver a new residency programme.

Dundee Design Festival and Make Works I creativedundee.com


The residency provided designers with time and space with specialist fabricators to test new ideas, improvise with materials and experiment with different production techniques.


Collaborations between designers and the Festival followed by a final exhibition. The programme also attempted to find alternative ways for designers to access and work with existing Scotland-based manufacturers so that together they can begin to re-imagine the possibilities of their methods, materials and machines.


Pairing designers with factories across Scotland.

Who is it for?

Design collectives, studios and individual designers who live in Scotland and are eligible to work in the UK.


Dundee, UK

Duration of stay

5 days

Financing amounts

Not mentioned.

Source of funding

Not mentioned.

Type of activity


Type of sector