MADE NORTH is a platform for northern designer/makers. MADE NORTH showcases and promotes work via this online store and our contemporary design and craft gallery in the heart of Sheffield.
Purchasing from MADE NORTH provides a great opportunity to invest in contemporary northern design and craft, it also supports individual designers/makers and the wider northern economy.
MADE NORTH exhibits and retails a carefully curated selection of high-end new and experimental design and craft from the finest established and emerging designer/makers from the north of England.
MADE NORTH aims to take all that is positive and accepted about the north of England — industry, honesty and innovation — and give it a combined brand, voice and outlet.
The need for a gallery that promotes the north and its designer/makers is essential in today’s culture. A sense of place and provenance is becoming increasingly important in a world fast losing regional individuality in the face of globalisation. Instead of each city or region looking the same we want to celebrate difference; instead of high volume and low costs using oversees manufacturing, we want to see a return to responsible ‘local’ manufacturing and fair pricing that rewards the design/makers, encourages innovation and ideas and in turn supports the northern economy. MADE NORTH is a project of Culture North, a not for profit organisation dedicated to the development and delivery of inspirational projects within the creative and cultural sectors of the north of England.
Each month we turn a spotlight on both an established and an early stage designer with our ‘Showcase’ and ‘Launchpad’ gallery exhibitions and online selections. You will find information about each designer/maker when you select work online, once you have purchased the work, the designers will dispatch your goods directly to you.