Jane Atfield (b. 1964) is a British furniture designer. Atfield’s pioneering work in sustainability and ecologically conscious design, began during her time studying furniture design at the Royal College of Art (RCA), where she came across a small sample of Missouri-based manufacturers Yemm and Hart’s recycled, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic board sheets, who produced the first chair. After debuting her first recycled plastic chair during her graduation show at the RCA in 1992, Atfield developed MADE OF WASTE, an agency for recycled materials, where she explored new ways to incorporate recycled materials within her design process. After studying architecture at the Polytechnic of Central London, Atfield went on to earn her MA in Furniture Design and Production from the Royal College of Art. Atfield’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum London, and the British Crafts Council.