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Olav Hammarstrom papers, 1939-1980

Olav Hammarstrom papers, 1939-1980

Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-2002

Furniture designer, Architect


Collection Information

Size: 0.7 linear ft.

Summary: Letters, printed material, photographs, scrapbook, writings, and project files documenting the architectural and design activities of Hammarstrom and his wife, Marianne Strengell.

Biographical/Historical Note

Architect, furniture designer; Wellfleet, Mass. Born in Finland and came to the United States to work with Alvar Aalto on the M.I.T. dormitory. He collaborated on many projects with his wife Marianne Strengell-Hammarstrom, textile designer and former head of the department of weaving and textile design at the Cranbrook Academy of Design.


Donated 1983 by Olav Hammarstrom.

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How to Cite This Collection

Olav Hammarstrom papers, 1939-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.