W O W ! h o u s e 23
WOW!house is a unique 500 sq m showhouse, built within the Design Avenue at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Its 18 full-size rooms were created with world-class interior designers, working in collaboration with globally recognised design brands and suppliers. WOW!house was exciting and immersive, allowing visitors to experience first-hand what is normally out of reach – the work of masters in their field.
The third room, the Dining Room, was designed by Joy Moyler of Joy Moyler Interiors. Our Chandelier was selected by her in collaboration with Gabrielle Grubanovich for her opulent striking design.
This year’s WOW!House charity partner is TP Caring Spaces: TP Caring Spaces
Joy Moyler worked for some of New York’s most prominent architectural and interiors firms, including Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Kohn Pederson Fox, and as head of Giorgio Armani Interior Design Studio, before launching Joy Moyler Interiors. She has designed homes for an A-list clientele that includes Pia Getty, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adrien Brody, John Mayer, and Thomas Keller, as well as working on retail, hospitality, and commercial projects, and is on Elle Decor’s A-List 2023 and a part of Architectural Digest’s AD100.
Her love of colour and textiles is forever embedded in her DNA. Texture, haberdashery, and haute couture details, often found in fashion, are the second skin to her architecture and interior design.
The Dining Room Statement by Joy Moyler:
“My response to being asked to partcipate in WOW!house 2023 was pure enthusiasm. The starting point for my Dining Room is just an environment that is beautiful, simply done, but the textiles and the finishes are all encompassing – to hold your engagement so you can enjoy your visitors’ company and linger into the wee hours of the morning”
We have been delighted to be part of WOW!house once again and look forward to further opportunities for collaboration projects in the future.
Chandelier 4348 from Denton Antiques:
Pair of six-branch cut glass Chandeliers by Osler & Co.:
with ‘slice’ and ‘thumb-press’ cut glass stem, heavy rope-twist branches and curved scrolls surmounted with spires; dressed with graduated festoons of ‘single star’ prisms and pear-shaped pendants.
Circa 1860-80, restored and prepared for electric candles.
Height: 38”- 96cm Width: 35”- 89cm
Founded in Birmingham, England, in 1807, F & C Osler produced some of the most magnificent and imaginative items ever to come from a glass manufacturer. Thomas Osler, his sons, Follett and Clarkson, and after 1831, his nephew Abraham, were known for their exquisitely cut glass, often combined with fine gilded-metal mounts and framework, produced by their own craftsmen. From about 1840, they had established good contacts with the Middle East and had a gallery in Calcutta, India. Osler made an extravagant cut glass fountain for the centre of The Great Exhibition in 1851. (Standing 27 ft – 8.25 meters tall and containing 4,000kgs – 4 tons of crystal. The fountain had to be turned off for Queen Victoria’s opening speech.)
They continued making chandeliers of the highest quality until well into the 20th century. In 1924, they took over the well-known lighting manufacturer Faraday Ltd. and went on producing light fittings until the 1970s.