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.
1stdibs is the world’s leading design resource for furniture, art, design and jewellery, connecting the most respected dealers and galleries with interior designers, curators and collectors around the globe.
To celebrate the holiday season, Campbell-Rey were commissioned by 1stdibs to create a gift for their 200 most valued wholesale customers. Inspired by their passion for l’art de table and a spirit of conviviality, they looked to the geometry of art deco architecture to create an interlocking salt and pepper set crafted from Murano glass. The striking pieces were crafted in pink and cognac glass, an alluring palette which gives a nod to the 1970s, and elevates an everyday household item into a collectable objet d’art.
Created in collaboration with Laguna B, one of the most respected glassmakers in Murano, each piece was hand blown and moulded by a master craftsman in the Venetian Lagoon using techniques that have remained largely unchanged since the thirteenth century.