Campbell Cole create meticulously designed, seasonless objects for those who share an appreciation for the confidently understated.
Campbell Cole evolved from a personal project that involved an attempt to develop a conceptual plywood framed backpack, designed and made during my final year at university. Initially it was purely about bringing a product to life … I had very little commercial ambition for the project.
However, during this two year period of visiting manufacturers and getting a feel for the huge potential in British factories, it became obvious that UK made leather goods were typically very ‘traditional’ in appearance. I realised that there was an opportunity to create something new and forward looking… something more refined, with a clean, contemporary aesthetic.
A little further along the line, my partner Felicity joined me and together we created our first range of bags and small leather goods.
We design together; inspired by simple timeless design and the idea that well designed, beautiful product can enhance everyday life.
We steer away from trend and develop in a seasonless manner, focused on the core values of quality and consideration to ensure each piece is a perfect balance of essential detailing and effortless functionality. Taking our time to develop shape, proportion and detail, we prototype and test before handing over to our local manufacturers who have the knowledge and expertise to ensure a high level of quality and finish.
We design for ourselves and with our friends in mind.
Ian Campbell Cole