We put our heads together with noted design duo Campbell-Rey, and came up with the Piccolo Mondo collection, inspired by Venetian nightlife. Silk pyjamas to lounge around in, card holders and glasses pouches to give as gifts, and bold ties for those Zoom celebrations.
Eponymous founders Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey have built an award winning consultancy – and with it, an immediately recognisable aesthetic – around a shared approach to design, placing emphasis on colour, pattern and texture.
Eschewing stark minimalism and muted colour palettes in favour of old-world decadence and playful references, Campbell-Rey stands out as a unique presence in the design world.
We joined forces with Charlotte and Duncan for a collection of silk pyjamas, ties, card holders and glasses cases. Below, the duo explain the inspiration behind the collection's bold patterns.
"As we all long for a night out coming up to Christmas, the Campbell-Rey Piccolo Mondo collection for Drake’s recalls the fun, elegance, and joy of a late night out in Venice. The capsule collection includes a pyjama shirt for him and for her, a card wallet, a tie and a glasses case in three printed motifs.
"The prints include an irregular stripe that recalls the twinkling lights that glitter on the canals at night, an off kilter geometric pattern that nods to the trompe l’oeil marble floors in the Doge’s Palace, and a trellis motif inspired by glimpses of secret palazzo gardens.
"Meanwhile, the bold palette of the collection is drawn from the sparkling lights of Piccolo Mondo Disco Party Club, the only nightclub in Venice, originally known as El Souk, so named by the legendary art collector and patron Peggy Guggenheim."
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