Lisa Albin earned her Bachelor of Architecture from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. After assisting landscape architect Alexandre Chemetoff in Paris and artist Vito Acconci in Brooklyn, Albin spent the next 10 years designing residential interiors and feature films in NYC (for such directors as Bette Gordon and Phil Joanou) and worked at Pierce Allen on architectural and interior projects. Inspired by her young children and after a seminar at Haystack Mt. School of Crafts in Maine, Albin turned to children's furniture, launching Iglooplay in 2005. That same year, Iglooplay exhibited prototypes at Brooklyn Designs and The International Contemporary Furniture Fair.Albin has taught at Parsons School of Design and has guest-lectured at Columbia University, School of Visual Arts and The Cooper-Hewitt Museum's after school program. Through her design practice, Lisa Albin Design, she continues interior and furniture design work and develops proposals for grade school classrooms and public spaces for children. Albin lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young daughters (the design consultants!).