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.
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.