Strengell, Marianne

Strengell, Marianne

(1909–  ) textile designer; born in Helsinki, Finland. In 1937 she came to the U.S.A. to teach weaving and design at Cranbrook Academy (1937–61, 1967–68). As a free-lance designer she developed the Strengell Loom to weave carpets and thin textiles. She collaborated with leading architects, industrial clients, and even automobile design studios who were attracted by her experiments with new materials, textures, and abstract designs.