Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey of the London-based design studio Campbell-Rey have created a colorful and exclusive collection of three hand-knotted rugs for Nordic Knots. The collection merges Campbell-Rey’s bold, maximalist, and art deco-influenced sensibility with traditional Scandinavian patterns of the Gustavian era.
An interest in the intersection of the natural world and garden motifs is also at the heart of the rug collection. Werner’s Nomenclature, an enchanting taxonomy of colors in the natural world first published in 1814, has been a central source of inspiration for the collaboration. Gustavian style, the Swedish take on French neoclassicism dating back to the 1780s, also plays its part in the collection’s aesthetic with motifs like the wreath and the folding ribbon.
Photo: Anders Kylberg