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.
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.