dplogo lslogo






All content © The Design Platform

mailicon twittericon facebookicon

All Aboard! Welcome to The Design Platform.

We are an exclusive collective of artisans and designer-makers based in Longridge - whose produce is original, desirable, of consistently high quality and responsive to seasonal and cultural changes.


The main aim of our little group is to provide a uniquely relaxing, enjoyable and intimate shopping experience for our customers. We hold regular artisan markets throughout the year and our ethos is reflected in our choice of venue at Longridge Old Station; which is bright, warm, well-catered and convenient.


We also seek to inspire our community to enjoy art and creative discovery. We host creative workshops at many of our events, giving attendees the chance to learn a new skill and enjoy some time and space to unleash their inner-artist. We also make a point of bringing exciting new talent to Longridge, by seeking out and inviting one or two guest artists to showcase their own unique work at our markets. We are obsessive about quality, so all guest artisans are carefully selected by the group, based on the quality and originality of their work.


Please do get in touch if you'd like to find our out more about our events or the individual businesses that make-up our group. You can connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date on all the latest news and gossip, or feel free to email us with an enquiry.


Our Events page lists all of our up-coming market and workshop dates. We will keep this updated with details of visiting guest artists and workshop ticket/booking arrangements as they become available.


If you are an artisan yourself and would like to be considered for a guest artist slot at a future event, we would love to hear from you. Please email us with your details and some photographs of your work. Or why not drop into our next market to say "hi"?!


We hope to see you soon!