03 October 2007

Muriel Cooper: The unsung heroine of on-screen style

Who were the great designers of the 20th century? A list of the usual suspects might start with Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer and Herbert Bayer, pause mid-century for Jean Prouvé, Charles Eames and Paul Rand, before ending with Philippe Starck, Jasper Morrison and Tibor Kalman.

There are other contenders, but like all of the above, they're mostly male, and mostly designers of furniture or print, because that's what fills design museums and design history books. But if I had to name the likeliest candidates to be added to the list once design historians get around to reassessing the last century, one would be Muriel Cooper...

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