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.
For the Salone del Mobile 2017, Campbell-Rey present Thierry, their first collection of tables at the headquarters of Martina Gamboni. Comprised of a cocktail table, a side table and a coffee table, each piece features an octagonal tabletop split diagonally with two striking coloured marble sides mounted on patinated brass legs.
The tables express several motifs that we look towards in our design practice, which at its heart is a desire to elevate everyday objects through a celebration of natural materials, unexpected colourways and a fascination with trompe l’oeil. Crafted by hand in Carrara and London, the collection represents a new direction as we continue to expand our practice into the physical space.
The collection is presented as part of an installation entitled Un Momento which is imagined as a salon-style meeting room echoing the split in the tables’ design. Often inspired by the playful elegance typified by the golden age of Italian design from the mid-20th century, we sought to create something that feels joyful and irreverent, yet firmly rooted in its materiality.
The exhibition would not have been possible without the kind support of a number of partners; including Iksel Decorative Arts for the wallpaper, Svenskt Tenn for the cushions and decorative objects, Pierre Frey for the curtain fabric, Besana Moquette for the carpet, and Milan gallery Subalterno1 for the additional furniture.
Thierry Cocktail Table, 35 x 62cm. Rosso Levanto and African Violet marble, brass.
Thierry Side Table, 45 x 52cm. Verde St Denis and Rose Aurora marble, brass.