Gloria Sachs held a BS from Skidmore College in Fine Arts, and was the first Skidmore graduate to be awarded an Honorary PhD, Doctor of Letters. She attended the graduate program at Cranbrook Academy of Art, the painting studio of F. Leger in Paris, and was an apprentice to Gio Ponti at Domus magazine in Milan.
Early work included designing textiles for Hans Knoll and Herman Miller, specifically for Charles Eames and George Nelson. Her first commissioned work was from Phillip Johnson at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to design the fabric for their Members’ Lounge. She continued to design textiles, developing extraordinary horsehair fabric which was woven for her on special looms in China. Her most recent project was to design special horsehair fabric for the furniture of the reception area of the Park Hyatt Hotel in the Shanghai World Financial Center, the tallest completed building in the world.
Additionally, she created Gloria Sachs Designs Ltd., an exceptional company that exemplified the joining of business and the fine arts. As one of the nation