JAM is a group of designers who came together in 1994 to create the company JAM - the name taken from the first letter of their names. JAM quite literally jams materials together to create unusual objects; Jamie Anely was born in Jamaica and studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University of London; Astrid Zala was born in Germany and studied at Goldsmiths College in London and Matthieu Paillard trained at Art Deco in Nice, France.