As the weather gets warmer and flowers rush to bloom, the color palette of the world brightens up in April. The natural scenery makes people feel colorful, diverse and vigorous. Spring becomes a playground for play and whimsy. Injecting colorful vitality into furniture, interior design fields and products, what kind of freshness will it bring to people?
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Duncan was born in Edinburgh and studied law at King's College London, while Charlotte from southern Sweden studied fashion history and theory at Central Saint Martins College in the United Kingdom. In 2007, they started their careers together in Acne Studios' publication "Acne Paper", and eventually they became co-editors.
They established Campbell-Rey in 2014 as a creative consulting company that specializes in storytelling for traditional and lifestyle brands. They serve clients such as Bentley, Bulgari, Baccarat, Penfolds and Veuve Clicquot. Through these work, they are increasingly attracted by physical space, product design, architecture and interior design, and begin to undertake design commissions from commercial clients.
In this article, let us walk into the bold, playful and elegant aesthetic world of Campbell-Rey’s two design partners, and see how they break the "minimalism" and explore the rich possibilities of visual effects, colors and forms, and make objects and spaces New surprises burst out.
Duncan lived with his partner, artist and design master Luke Edward Hall in this apartment in North London for more than ten years. Although no formal decoration scheme has ever been conceived, over time, this apartment has become a testing ground for many Campbell-Rey ideas and furniture concepts, realizing their love of bright colors, bold patterns, and The space style in which objects and art from different periods are integrated.
Many of the colorful design aesthetics of Duncan and Luke Edward Hall are inspired by the passion for history, the appreciation of beauty and the sense of hippie adventure. A vigorous and magnificent feeling of a king can be found in their works.
In a conversation with The Modern House, Duncan said: "Tend to the Milan style of the 1940s and 1950s. I am a bit like Gio Ponti, and Luke is David Hicks."
Gio Ponti's interior decoration series (Photo: David Lees/The LIFE Images Collection, Inside Utopia)
David Nightingale Hicks is a well-known British interior designer, known for his bold colors, antique and modern furniture.
Duncan and Luke recently found a farmer’s cottage in the Cotswold. They have realized a happy life with a garden, a villa, a lover and a dog. They are no longer just buying flowers to decorate the apartment, but they can also go outdoors. Nature is close.
As always, this English country house continues their eclectic taste and pursuit of wonderful mix and match. Each room has its own color and character.
Porcelain stools from the East, Arabian camel ornaments and floral single-arm sofas co-exist in the same room, telling the story of the encounter between the mysterious East and the classic British countryside, forming a playful mix of exotic and classic British countryside. With olive green walls and flowers and green plants everywhere, the living room always maintains vitality and breathing.
The restaurant is full of classic wooden dining cabinets and tall candle holders, with simple and smooth design dining chairs, forming the fun of ancient and modern harmony. The green that the chair jumps off also echoes with other rooms, maintaining the overall sense and continuity of the space.
The abundance of details and various changes make staying in this home a surprise trip to constantly open gifts.
Bold color collision
In the historic London, you can feel the historical imprints of many different periods. For Charlotte Rey, it has brought her a lot of creativity. In this colorful apartment in Notting Hill, she freely exerts her love of interior design.
The color contrast between the lake blue-green wall paint and the rose red velvet sofa in the living room makes everyone who enters the space feel an unusual but soft and warm feeling.
In an interview with Kinfolk, Charlotte Rey said: "I like home with a warm, cheerful and interesting style. I like a room. It will get better and better with the passage of time, and with the The number has increased and it has become better and better."
Tulip wine glass
CAMPBELL-REY X Laguna B
Campbell-Rey launched two new series of hand-blown Murano glassware as a continuation of the close partnership with glass manufacturer Laguna B. Campbell-Rey once again combines innovative materials, playful designs with the skillful hands of Murano craftsmen.
The wine glass is shaped like a tulip, reminiscent of the slowly flowing tides of the Venetian lagoon. Cosimo adopts a two-color structure, which has a vibrant double sense. There are three sets of colors to choose from: blue/green, yellow/pink and amber/purple.
The Cosima cup is transparent and has green, blue, lavender, red, orange and yellow edges to choose from.
Campbell-Rey can see the recognition and persistence of its own aesthetics. Whether it is a surprise home full of fun mix and match, or a side table, clothing, cups and other products, Campbell-Rey always takes their bright colors and bold shapes Unique taste is integrated into all aspects.
Design is their personal language of self-expression, and their love of life is the source of inspiration for them to constantly generate fantastic ideas.