Roger Bateman is a furniture and product designer and teacher. He began his career in design as a studio assistant at the London company Flux Designs in 1985. In 1989 he began 'Square One' studio; concerned with the design and development of furniture and product designs for contract and domestic markets, the studios' clients included Viaduct Furniture, London/ Glosbrook and the Liverpool City Council.
In 1994 Roger joined rds London as partner and design director. The company designed, developed, manufactured and sold contemporary furniture to clients as diverse as Diesel, British Airways, the V&A Museum London, Scottish parliament, Morgan Grenfell, TSB, Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, The Royal Opera House London, The Dome UK, British Council, and Warner Music.
In 1998 he joined the Keen Group Ltd London, overseeing the design and development of office furniture solutions. Keens clients include Apple Computers, BBC, Chanel, IXC Tokyo and the Stella McCartney Studio. In 2000 Roger moved to Spain to oversee design development and manufacture of Keen Products whilst at the same time forming a design partnership with Jane Dillon and Tom Grieves. Their clients included Spanish office furniture giants Casas.
Roger teaches product and furniture design and also runs a design and business incubator called the Generator. He is developing a series of projects that investigate the application of biopolymers to the design of office furniture.