Campbell-Rey is an award-winning design partnership and creative consultancy founded by Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey. Working fluently between residential and commercial interior design, creative direction, furniture and product design, their colourful work is a celebration of craftsmanship and conviviality, combined with a spirit of irreverence and a love of materials.
Born in Edinburgh, Duncan read Law at King’s College London and Charlotte, originally from southern Sweden, studied Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins. They began their career together at Acne Studios’ cult publication Acne Paper where they met in 2007, eventually becoming co-editors.
They launched Campbell-Rey in 2014 as a creative consultancy specialising in storytelling for legacy and lifestyle brands, among them Bentley, Bulgari, Baccarat, Penfolds and Veuve Clicquot. Through this work, they became increasingly drawn to the physical space, product design, architecture, and interiors, and began working on design commissions for commercial clients including the London Edition, 1stdibs, Clos19, Kartell, Christie’s, Kitri, Away, Agnona and the Elton John AIDS Foundation in addition to a number of private clients.
In 2019, Campbell-Rey won Newcomer to Watch at the Homes & Gardens Design Awards as well as being included in Country & Townhouse magazine’s Top 50 Interior Designers, Architectural Digest Germany’s Top 200 Influencers and The Gentleman’s Journal’s London’s 50 Most Influential Tastemakers.
Their playful, elegant aesthetic has garnered acclaim from some of the world’s leading publications including Architectural Digest (US, Germany & France), The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, FT Weekend, The World of Interiors, American, British and Turkish Vogue, Vogue Living, House & Garden, Elle Decoration (UK, Sweden & France), Corriere Della Serra and Telegraph Luxury.
Born in 2015, Away is an innovative company selling first class luggage at a coach price. Founded by Warby Parker alumni Jen Rubio and Steph Korey, their core product is a minimally-designed hardshell suitcase in three sizes, crafted from premium materials and components, and priced affordably by cutting out the middle man and going directly to the consumer. Away approached Campbell-Rey to collaborate on the concept and design their first retail space outside of the US, a pop-up store just off Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, London.
Bringing together aesthetic elements from the golden age of air travel with the stand out user requirements of Away’s young, plugged-in and design conscious demographic, we imagined a contemporary, efficient airline Fly Away Air for the first two areas of the store. The entrance was covered in lush vertical gardens, transporting customers off the street into an uplifting and well-conceived guest experience. This lead on to a check-in desk covered in re-imagined travel stickers, sitting opposite a sofa and carpet designed with a nod to 1970s integrated interiors.
The back of the space which was conceived as the main retail area reflected a monthly travel destination, the first being Marrakech. The floor and wall of the space were covered in a changeable custom-created tile pattern that touched on the colours of the new Away Marrakech collection, and featured the suitcases for sale as well as specialist items from each monthly destination. The Marrakech pattern was also used in Away’s NY store, with both locations showcasing the brand’s flagship luggage as well as highlighting a curated selection of travel-perfect products. Emerging brands like Frame, Farm Girl, Our/London, and Suitcase Magazine were also invited to host events, workshops, and talks in the space throughout Away’s three-month London residency.