The Goose Chase – The Gosling Library WOW!house Edition24th May 2023
Tim Gosling creates a library for WOW!house 2023 based on the library in the Normandie Chateau he and his partner are currently restoring.
“Every single element of the WOW!house library showcases bespoke craftsmanship. In a world with so much choice and one where we want everything instantly, it’s been a joy to turn back the clock and start with the genesis of the design and work with such creative artisans.”
The concept of the library is a perfect cubed room, using mirrors to bounce the arched window light back around the room, this is based on the same principles as the Palace of Versailles and the Hall of Mirrors. The room will be cosy and full of interesting things, books, pictures, sculpture and glass. The centre piece is a bespoke games table with sycamore backgammon points, featuring the statues of Versailles laser engraved into them.
The walls showcase printed tapestries from Zardi & Zardi and panels pinned with passementerie from Samuel & Sons.
The Pompeii fireplace is from the Gosling for Chesneys collection, the paint colours from Graphenstone’s ‘Restoration Chateau Collection’
A bespoke rug with The Rug Company is one of Gosling’s Savonnerie inspired rugs.
The bibliotek library chairs by Design Director, Photis Photi are upholstered in Rubelli’s Shadow Rosa fabric and stand by bespoke Gosling plinths, inset with historic Lalique. panels and lit with the latest cutting-edge LED’s.
Pierre Frey fabric features on the sconce shades and games table seats.
Paolo Moschino’s beautiful library lamps create pools of reading light under the huge original, recently restored chandelier by Baccarat with perfect discreet downlighters by John Cullen.
TM Lighting created the picture light hanging system and picture lights to illuminate the four Volker Hermes portraits in antique Napoleonic frames commissioned for the library.
We look forward to seeing you at The Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour Monday 5th June – 6th July 2023.