Conversations: Campbell Rey
The Thierry Table Collection
We are Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey and Campbell-Rey is our creative consultancy and design partnership. On the consultancy side, we work with craftsmanship and legacy brands, mostly in the luxury space across creative direction, art direction, curation, and storytelling. On the design side, we take on commissions, interiors, and produce our own furniture and glassware ranges. We are also working on the design of our first building.
There are quite a few things that we do differently. We are a very lean team but with big outputs; and so we are proficient across many different areas. For us, it’s the aesthetic, process, and tone that unites us. Neither one of us actually studied what we do now. This means we have developed our own way of doing things free from how things ‘should’ be done, which serves us and our clients really well. With our design output, we really feel that we have a strong universe which is grounded in culture and storytelling — and this really stands out. We strongly believe that every product we put out has its own story to tell. That can be from a place, that’s made in a special way or reflects a certain expression. We like to think about legacy and modernity, what our culture is about, and how or work will echo in time.
Everything about London motivates our creativity. It is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and the more time we spend here the more we value it. It’s a very singular place on the international scene, and across so many industries too.
How did you go about bringing Kitri’s aesthetic to life with their new pop-up?
The Soho pop-up is imagined as a colourful salon-style boutique that reflects Kitri's modern and playful aesthetic. We wanted to create an adaptable space that brings the brand to life in a surprising and elevated way; and we hoped that it would feel like an evolution from last year’s store in Marylebone.
It’s always wonderful working with Haeni, Mike, and the team. They are incredibly clever, fun, hardworking and have an incredible brand. We try to distill the creative spirit that is so evident in their clothes by creating a space that feels equally as modern, feminine, playful, confident, and eye-catching.
There are a load of less ordinary places in London that we love. To name a few, we like the River Cafe, Primeur, the John Soane Museum, 8 Holland Street gallery, and St. Leonards restaurant.
We like Petersham Nurseries for the food and the beautiful location, and also Western’s Laundry!
Castello di Ama in Tuscany, Al Covo restaurant in Venice, and Da Adolfo in Positano, are all fantastic places for a perfect lunch!
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Creativity can oftentimes be limited by medium, and while Campbell-Rey’s aesthetic is distinctly defined, there are no limits to where they can expand they breathtakingly colourful world. And while we sit at home, dreaming about the Thierry Table Collection; we can’t wait to see what design’s dynamic duo come up with next.