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An Englishman’s Guide to Modern Living: ‘The Cocktail Party'

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London, UK
Condé Nast Creative Studio works with Dark Energy's Ben Stevenson on an amusing short film for LG
Welcome to the north London home of creative director Duncan Campbell, one half of creative agency Campbell-Rey, and artist and interior designer Luke Edward Hall. Guests lucky enough to receive an invitation to the pair’s annual cocktail soirée can expect a potent mash-up of German opera and hors d’oeuvres served on lettuce-ware china. The whole evening is made significantly easier with the help of smart and stylish LG SIGNATURE household electronic products. Remember to BYOC (Bring Your Own Coaster)!

The film is the second in the ‘An Englishman’s Guide to Modern Living’ series created by Condé Nast Creative Studio and directed by Ben Stevenson through Dark Energy. Stevenson notes: “It’s an evolution of last year’s film featuring Ashley Hicks. Whilst the previous film was heavily influenced by Wes Anderson, this one has French New Wave running through it.”

A nod to Luke and Duncan’s ‘relaxed attitude to life’, the film follows the couple as they prepare for a ‘low key’ cocktail party.

Stevenson says: “Where some brands might want to shoot their goods in a clean, dull environment, LG were really open to being creative, entertaining and fun. We even managed to get one of Ashley Hicks’ pieces in there, as a nod to the previous film. Having trusting and engaging clients is a real gift.”

Luke studied menswear design at Central Saint Martins and graduated in 2012, before going on to work for the architectural and interior designer Ben Pentreath. Luke went on to set up his own studio in 2015. Primarily an artist, he also designs interiors, fabrics and ceramics.

Duncan is one half of Campbell-Rey, a creative consultancy and design partnership founded with Charlotte Rey in 2014. They launched their début furniture collection at the Salone del Mobile in 2017. 
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