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.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Baccarat, the legendary French crystal manufacturer, Campbell-Rey were commissioned to oversee the design and photography of a commemorative coffee table book. The result is a 420-page celebration of craftsmanship and creativity that explores the art of crystal making and its finest examples from 1764 until the present day. From the Imperial Russian Court to the palaces of India, Baccarat has completed bespoke commissions for presidents, popes and kings, as well as working with some of the most prominent artists and designers of modern times including Salvador Dalí, Philippe Starck, Ettore Sottsass, Kenzo Takada and Coco Chanel.
One of the challenges of the design was to respect the codes of the maison, while celebrating Baccarat’s 21st century incarnation. The formidable history was combined with an exploration into the highly skilled ateliers as well as the many designer collaborations to create a universe that is at once refined and wholly contemporary.