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.
Kartell is an Italian furniture brand founded in 1949 which is synonymous with daring and contemporary design around the world. First created in 1967 by Italian designer and Kartell co-founder Anna Castelli Ferrieri, the Componibili is a cylindrical storage unit with sliding panels concealing each of its compartments.
Thanks to its clever use of curved ABS plastic, the piece became an icon of modular furniture design – and to mark its 50th anniversary year, Kartell commissioned a range of internationally renowned designers to reinterpret the iconic shape including Patricia Urquiola, Philippe Starck and Ron Arad.
In response to the brief, Campbell-Rey created a playful bar cabinet in olive green with tapering cylindrical legs, an overhanging shelf and a central section with a sliding door which retains the unmistakably Componibili shape.
A celebration of conviviality and the Italian tradition of aperitivo, Campbell-Rey’s design joined the rest of the 50th anniversary designs on a world exhibition tour before ending at the Kartell headquarters in Milan.