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.
Launched in March 2017, KITRI is an online womenswear brand, bridging the gap between fast fashion and contemporary labels with well-made, distinctive designs at an accessible price point. In September 2017 we were commissioned to design the brand’s first physical space over two floors in London’s Marylebone.
The pop-up is designed to house the brand’s collections and in-store exclusives, as well as creating a space where customers will have a chance to try out and vote for styles not yet in production. Upstairs has a lighter, more playful feel, which is reflected in the clothing for sale there, whilst downstairs is more evening-focused, both in terms of the design and the product.
Aiming to create a transportive experience, both floors of the store feature nuanced powder pink walls with burgundy accents and striking geometric contrasts that lend an air of eclectic confection to the space. A custom metallic hexagonal plinth system and a set of custom pill-shaped lacquered mirrors add a layer of reflective gloss to the store, while key pieces of mid-century furniture including a Ruud Jan Kokke slatted armchair, an architectural desk by Cees Braakman and an Alvar Aalto chair were chosen from Béton Brut, a London design gallery.
We also created a special pink and red edition of our Thierry side table, originally launched at the Salone del Mobile in April 2017, in Rosso Levanto and Rose Aurora marble for the space, as well as a marble and onyx vide-poche in the same colourway.