Campbell-Rey is a creative consultancy and design partnership founded by Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey.
Working fluently across the fields of creative direction, branding, curation and design, Campbell-Rey’s practice is united by a grounding in culture, a sense of irreverence and a playful, elegant aesthetic.
Together they have undertaken commissions for some of the worlds most innovative and desirable brands.
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.