After graduating from Central St Martin’s College of Art Lisa Hilland worked for ten years as a designer in London before moving back to Sweden where she set up her own design studio in 2005. From her studio Hilland works with manufacturers such as IKEA, Gärsnäs, Gemla, Svenskt Tenn and Design House Stockholm.
In 2013 she was awarded both the Furniture of the Year award for the Bow Chair from Residence Magazine and the Designer of the Year from Plaza Magazine. Two years later, in 2015, Lisa Hilland designed the leather pouf PomPom for Svenskt Tenn. For PomPom, Hilland took inspiration from family treasures, using leather with the intent that it should age well and be passed on from one generation to the next. PomPom was crafted by the upholsterer Carina Grefmar and the prototype is a part of the collection at the Museum of Furniture studies in Stockholm.
In 2017, Hilland´s Bow Series for Gemla was the recipient of the Lauritz Icon Award and in the following year she founded her own design range of furniture and accessories called Myltha, inspired by Swedish nature made in sustainable way. For Myltha Hilland received the Furniture of the Year Award from magazine Form and Svensk Form in 2019 and the Plaza Interior’s award of honor for sustainability in 2021.
Lisa Hilland was one of 60 female designers attending the Museum of Furniture Studies Female Traces exhibition in 2019/2020.