Jane Dillon

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Jane Dillon (née Young) is a British designer [1] and artist who has made significant contributions to furniture and lighting design across America and Europe. One of the few female international designers of her generation, her work encompassed contract and domestic furniture, lighting, textiles and glassware. She was a pupil at Adcote School, then studied design at Manchester College of Art, then furniture at Royal College of Art, London. Between 1968-71 Dillon worked at Olivetti, Milan under Ettore Sottsass and later founded her studio Charles and Jane Dillon Associates in London. For over 30 years she taught design at the RCA and was made an Honorary Fellow in 2007. Her complete studio archives are held at the V&A Museum.


Further reading[edit]

  • Lesley Jackson, Modern British Furniture: Design Since 1945, V&A Museum Publishing, 2013
  • Fiona MacCarthy (ed.), The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, Royal College of Art, 2012.
  • Deyan Sudjic, Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now, Design Museum, 2011.
  • Giorgio Maffei, Bruno Tonini and Ettore Sottsass, Books by Ettore Sottsass, Corraini Editore, 2011.
  • Lesley Jackson, The Sixties: Decade of Design Revolution, Phaidon Press, 2000.
  • Charlotte & Peter Fiell, ‘Multipla by Jane Dillon and Peter Wheeler’ in 1000 CHAIRS, Taschen, 1997. pp. 661.