Campbell-Rey is an award-winning design studio founded by Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey out of London. 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 Swedish fashion label 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, and Veuve Cliquot. 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 hotel, Kartell, Christie’s, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation in addition to a number of private clients.
Campbell-Rey currently undertakes design projects globally including projects in the UK, Italy, New York and China. Campbell-Rey won Newcomer to Watch at the Home & Gardens Design Awards in 2019, they have been included in Country & Townhouse magazine’s Top 50 Interior Designers, as well as Architectural Digest Germany’s Top 200 Influencers. 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, World of Interiors, Vogue US and UK, Vogue Living, House & Garden, Elle Decoration (UK, Sweden & France), Corriere Della Sera and Telegraph Luxury.
Campbell-Rey furniture is represented exclusively by The Invisible Collection.
Working fluently between residential and commercial interior design, furniture and product design, their world is a celebration of conviviality, colour and exceptional craftsmanship. With a love of historical architecture, traditional decorative techniques and an ability to create surprising dialogues and synergies between styles, periods and objects, Campbell-Rey’s work is imbued with a playful, irreverent spirit and a desire to make magic. Comprising a series of eclectic statement pieces designed to bring a spirit of conviviality into any room, this bold and vibrant collection is a modern reimagination of the best of 20th century European design expressed in Campbell-Rey’s exuberantly joyful and insouciant aesthetic.
Journeying through a form language influenced by early twentieth century Milan, Secessionist Vienna and pre-war Stockholm, the collection is defined by exaggerated forms, modular shapes and rich, tonal colourways in a selection of materials and finishes from the pair’s favourite collaborators. Sharing The Invisible Collection’s commitment to craftsmanship, each piece is expertly handcrafted in the UK while continuing Campbell-Rey’s fascination for historical details, trompe l’oeil, mythology and exaggerated perspectives, executed in finishes including hand-painted faux tortoiseshell and coromandel wood by a decorative painter trained at the Van Der Kelen institute in Brussels, the only school in the world dedicated to the art of decorative painting.
All stand-out pieces, the collection includes Teddy, a languorously inviting two-tone sofa draped in velvet Pierre Frey Mohair sitting on spherical hand-painted faux-coromandel feet, which recalls the elegance of 1970s Milanese interiors. The Josef bench subtly nods to Secessionist Vienna and is realised in a rich, glossy yolk colour with playful sphere detailed armrests and a seat cushion in Raf Simons x Kvadrat silky angora mohair.
Paying homage to Piero Portaluppi’s sundial niche at the Casa Degli Atellani in Milan, the moon and star shaped Stella and Luna cocktail tables celebrate the allure of nightfall with glittering mirror-polished nickel and brass finishes, echoed in the fabric adorned Stella and Luna Dolce poufs upholstered in Pierre Frey’s iconic Le Manach Tigre velvet, hand-woven by a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in the same way since 1922, and Dedar’s duck egg blue Lipstick satin. Campbell-Rey also present Apollo, a two-tone lacquered sofa table; Frederique, a deep ogee crowned love seat dressed in Schumacher’s woven épingle leopard; Magdalena, a modern take on a Queen Anne Chinoiserie pier mirror in an alluring hand-painted faux tortoiseshell finish, also available as a matched pair; Fabrizia, an ogee crowned cocktail chair in Dedar’s Amoir Libre lavender moiré called as well as Turchese, an oak burr coffee table with a geometric Greek key design.