Donna Glubo-Schwartz, received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught at the Missouri State University in both the Art and Fashion Departments. After graduating in 1998, Donna opened Spatial Element and has successfully completed many projects in major US airports, casinos in Las Vegas, hotels, restaurants, residential lobbies, health care and corporate locations.
Born and raised in New York City, Donna has lived and trained in Chicago and other cities. She currently lives in the Fort Lee, New Jersey with a studio overlooking the Hudson River. Donna’s work with silk fabrics is based in the traditional Japanese technique of Shibori, which means manipulating fabric through folding, pinching, blocking, dyeing and stitching fabric to effect the surface of the material.
Donna studied Shibori in college and modernized a particular technique which has resulted in her pleated silk fabric, used for the Twisted Objects. She is now working with the glass company, Archetype Glass, who laminates her pleated fabric in glass. She has completed numerous projects in locations both domestic and international. The international resource material library, Material Connexion, has juried Sculpted fabric and another Spatial Element material, MBubbles, into their collection.
Spatial Element continues to develop new products through experimental work with fabric. We are always ready to work on custom projects and always open to creative collaboration.