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.
Sir Elton John created the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) almost 25 years ago. Through hard work and with the help of its generous friends and supporters, the foundation has raised more than $350 million to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS. In November 2016, the honour was presented to Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon as well as philanthropists Steve Tisch and Frank Giustra.
We were invited by Bulgari to create the trophy for the 2016 award. The iconic red ribbon is an internationally recognised symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV/AIDS and the Enduring Vision award for 2016 takes this shape as its inspiration.
The sculptural trophy is imagined as a completed ribbon, symbolising the on-going work of EJAF and the battles that will continue to be fought until HIV/AIDS is eradicated. Crafted in silver metal – to recall Sotirio Bulgari’s original roots as a silversmith – the fluid shape is mounted on a block of Carrara marble providing another link to the company’s Italian heritage. The result is an organic, sculptural object that pays tribute to the invaluable work of the EJAF and the honourees who have all made significant personal efforts in the on-going fight against HIV/AIDS.
The EJAF gala serves as a forum for the Foundation to pay tribute to its most dedicated supporters and individuals with two award categories. This year, EJAF bestowed the Foundation’s Enduring Vision Award on to internationally-renowned philanthropists Frank Giustra, a businessman, entrepreneur and stalwart champion of EJAF as well as countless additional causes; and to Steve Tisch, Chairman of the NFL’s New York Giants and Hollywood film producer who has been helping to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic for decades.
EJAF also presented its second-ever Founder’s Award to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in recognition of his exceptional commitment to equality and LGBT human rights through his Free and Equal Campaign at the UN. The EJAF Founder’s Award is only bestowed when a special individual’s work elevates the charity’s cause to new heights. The first Founder’s Award was presented in October 2013 to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“We are excited to present the Enduring Vision Award to long-time supporters Frank Giustra and Steve Tisch, who have both been strong allies in the battle against HIV/AIDS,” said Sir Elton John, Founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “We are also very proud to present United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the Founder’s Award, which celebrates people who have made extraordinary contributions to the global effort to end AIDS. He continues to be a vocal supporter for LGBT equality and HIV/AIDS advocacy, declaring LGBT rights as one of the great neglected human rights issues of our time,” he continued.