Lisa Albin '90/AR

Brooklyn, NY

Lisa Albin has worked across several design disciplines since graduating from RISD with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1990. After assisting renowned landscape architect Alexandre Chemetoff in Paris and artist Vito Acconci in Brooklyn, Lisa spent the next 10 years designing residential interiors and feature films in NYC. Inspired by her two daughters, Lisa combined her fascination of children with her understanding of design and use to create Iglooplay. Her experience as a painter, architect and set designer has made for a richly intuitive approach to design that is specific with regard to function, yet sculpturally minimal and open to individual experience.

Iglooplay’s interactive, playful and multi-age designs are being specified for a variety of public spaces such as libraries, hospitals, playspaces, and hotels as well as many residential interior projects. The products have been featured in a variety of stores such as, The MoMA Design Store in SoHo and Tokyo, The Guggenheim Museum Store and Barneys. Iglooplay Designs have received awards from ID Magazine, NY Magazine, from the Editors of The Boutique Design NY hospitality show and a Good Design Award. Albin's designs have been published widely in the top shelter magazines and several international publications.

Her work continues to draw from multi-generational daily life and integrates natural forms, sensual materials and an understanding of usability and manufacturing.

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