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) 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 2017 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the foundation, the honour was presented to Elton John himself.
Once again we were invited by Bulgari to create the trophy for the 2017 award. Formed from six sections of natural and semi-precious stones, the trophy takes the form of a sculptural monolith, serving as a striking tribute to the foundation and its founder.
Constructed from amethyst, blue granite, green granite, Giallo Siena marble, orange onyx and Rosso Levanto marble, the trophy’s coloured sections represent the international reach of the foundation’s work and the coming together of people from all over the word to fight the HIV/AIDS virus. The inclined shape references the progress made in research and prevention as well as acknowledging that there is still a mountain to climb before the HIV/AIDS is eradicated.