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JANE ATFIELD lived in south London, Bristol and Pembrokeshire before studying architecture at the Polytechnic of Central London. She has an MA in Furniture Design and Production from the Royal College of Art. In 1999 she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize and has been a design consultant for IKEA and Habitat. She has furniture in the Crafts Council, Victoria and Albert Museum and London Design Museum collections and has done a residency at Camden Arts Centre. Over 20 years she has gained a wide range of teaching experience from children’s workshops to permanent posts at Goldsmiths and London Metropolitan Universities. She has set up and run 2 companies – MADE OF WASTE (pioneering post-consumer recycled plastics) and UNITY PEG (textile print design products). She lives near Kings Cross with 3 teenage children and her artist husband.

This site shows a selection of work from 1992-2012.


2012 Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things – Design Museum, London
2012 Then and Now: Selected London Designers - Aram Gallery, London
2011 Eco Home Exhibition - Geffrye Museum, London
2009 Resource – Building Design Centre, London
2007 Everything but - British Council Exhibition
2006 Cause and Effect – British Council Touring (Scandinavia) Exhibition
2003 30/30 Vision and Home Sweet Home – Crafts Council, London
1999 Identity Crisis: The 90s Defined – The Lighthouse, Glasgow
1999 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize – Crafts Council, London
1998 Design mit Zukunft – Focke Museum, Bremen, Germany
1997 From Prototype to Production – Ruthin Centre, Wales
1996 Stretcher Series – Barbican Foyer Installation, London
1996 Sign of the Times - Royal College of Art, London
1996 Domestic Plastics – Intramurous Exhibition, Salon du Meuble, Paris
1995 – 2000 100% Design Exhibition, London
1994 Eco Design Exhibition – Town Hall, Brussels, Belgium
1994 Every Angle – Contemporary Arts Society, ITN Building, London
1994 Works of ’94 – Crafts Council, London & UK Tour
1993 Green Seating Tour – Chicago, USA
1993 International Design Conference, Aspen, Colorado.


Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Design Museum, London
Crafts Council, London
Die Neue Sammlung, Munich
British Council, London
North West Arts, Manchester
Frederick Parker Collection, London

Designing the Twenty First Century – Taschen
Eco Design – Alistair Fuad-Luke
1000 Chairs – Taschen
The Furniture Machine – Gareth Williams 2006
The International Design Yearbook – Laurence King, 2006 and 2009


Oriel Gallery and Newtown High School, Wales – Residency 2000
Camden Arts Centre – Residency 1996
Koestler Trust – Judge for Furniture Category 2012 (Arts for Offenders)
Crafts Council Collection Panel Advisor 1998-2002
London Arts Board Award Advisor 1999
Ergonom Award 2000
Blueprint/100% Design Award – Finalist 1999
Jerwood Applied Arts Prize – Finalist 1999
FX Product Excellence Award Winner, Contract Interiors 1995
Gunton Award - Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers 1993
Habitat / Elle Decoration Furniture for the 90s Award 1992


Body Shop
Beams Ltd, Japan
Bulldog Trust, London
Cottrell and Vermeulen Architects
Conran Shop
Coram’s Fields Childrens Park
Corn Exchange Arts Centre, Newbury
Earth Centre, Doncaster
Formica LTD
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Gareth Williams
Katherine Hamnett Ltd
LIVE TV Studios
PACE Projects
Progettomoderno, Milan
Science Museum, London
Tate Enterprises
University of Westminster

I would like to thank Felix Baudenbacher for his encouragement and his fantastic work on the site and to Edward Woodward, Andy Keate and the late Sussie Ahlberg for taking photos along the way. Also a big thank you to 3 of my ex-students from the LM days - Bodil Soderlund, Lola Lely and Alice Naylor from whom I’ve learnt a great deal and who have inspired me to keep thinking creatively. Many thanks to Kate and Tim from Hyperkit for retrieving their Unity Peg website design and permitting us to incorporate it here.