Before studying in Mainz, he completed a carpentry apprenticeship. This was the beginning of his interest in furniture and interior design. When he moved to Magdeburg to teach at the School of Arts and Crafts, he taught himself architecture. He was in close contact with the Darmstadt artists' colony, which was well-known in Germany.
He designed the Rotehorn Parkor the German Theatre Exhibition in Magdeburg in 1927.
In 1917 he started to use his artist name "Albinmüller".