In the wake of the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, the United States has been compelled to examine the systemic racism ingrained in our society—including the design industry. This fight isn’t new for industry veterans Joy Moyler and Malene Barnett. When doors were repeatedly shut in the design community, the two powerhouses forged their own ways and opened avenues for other young Black designers and artisans to showcase their works. And they’re continuing the mission to this day.
For interior designer Joy Moyler, this meant traveling extensively throughout the world; studying different styles, techniques, and architecture from all across Europe; and developing a signature style of layered opulence and glamour. It’s no wonder she was named the U.S. Head Designer of the Giorgio Armani Interior Design Studio and earned quite a client list—with names like Princess Marie-Chantal