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.
To coincide with the inaugural London Design Biennale, we were commissioned by the London Edition to create a bespoke punch bowl for the hotel’s Punch Room bar. The striking sculptural bowl is inspired by the colours and textures found in the Edition, with a nod to the five original ingredients of punch when it was introduced from India in the early 17th century.
Initially composed from just lemon, sugar, spices, alcohol and water, today punch has been adapted by many cultures around the world, but the essence of sharing and conviviality remains. Referencing the history of the drink, we integrated pentagonal geometry and textural combinations into the bowl’s design, with five distinct colours referencing the five original ingredients of the drink.
Looking to the Light and Space art movement born in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ’70s, with artists including Peter Alexander, John McCracken and DeWain Valentine, we were inspired to use resin, with the myriad colours and textures it can express. We worked closely with London-based craftsmen to create the pentagonal bowl, in a green marbled texture highlighted by an ombré peach colour, atop a blue and pink tray. The bowl is accompanied by five hand-blown pentagonal glasses with a contrasting yellow rim, crafted in Murano, Venice by Laguna B.