Marianne Strengell (1909–1998) was one of the twentieth century’s most influential textile designers, executing many commissions for Hammarstrom, Breuer, and Eero Saarinen & Associates, including all of the textiles for the General Motors Technical Center. She led the textile design department at Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in the 1940s. Her students included Jack Lenor Larsen and Ray Eames, among many others. In 1949 she married Olav Hammarström, a Finnish architect who worked with Alvar Aalto and Eero Saarinen.