Monday, 20 December 2010

Onto The Pipeline

Fiona Campbell Champagne Trays has been accepted on to Business Gateways Growth Pipeline. Achieving a place on the Pipeline comes after a lot of hard work at the Chamber of Commerce and Business Gateway. A big thanks to everyone who helped. Very excited about the next two years.

The plan is to the develop the original design, commercialize the product, go global and develop future products and ranges.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Edinburgh Reporter Chats to Fiona Campbell

Phyllis Stephen at the Edinburgh Reporter published this interview with Fiona Campbell this week. Fiona and Phyllis chat about what it is like to run a business and work in the city of Edinburgh.

Please follow this link to read the full article.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Essentially Catering Feature

Champagne Trays feature in the news section of Essentially Catering magazine this month.

"As ever, the simple ideas are the best. Designed by Fiona Campbell - who graduated as 'Student of the Year' from the Chippendale International School of Furniture in 2000 - these stackable trays, which are available in a range of colours, allow glasses (champagne, red and white wine) to sit snugly in holes making life as a wine waiter or waitress a whole lot easier."

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

BBC Good Food Show Scotland at the SECC

A fantastic weekend at the Good Food Show Scotland in Glasgow. Many thanks to Lovely Bubbly!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

BBC Good Food Show Scotland

Fiona Campbell Champagne Trays will be on exhibition this weekend at BBC Good Food Show Scotland in the SECC, Glasgow.

Gulp Foods has donated beautiful bottomless silver champagne flutes and Matz Borgstrom shot glasses to show with the trays.

We will be on stand D44 - come along and find us and enjoy a glass of Lovely Bubbly Champagne.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Channel 4 Wedding House - Champagne Tray

Fiona Campbell Champagne Trays had their television debut on Channel 4s Wedding House tonight. The producers were looking to find a tray that would eliminate the problem of their waiters or the wind toppling glasses of champagne or wine whilst serving drinks in the grounds of the wedding venue, Sundridge Park Manor.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Grand Designs LIVE

Champagne Trays will be on exhibition with Lovely Bubbly at Grand Designs LIVE from 8th - 10th October in Birmingham NEC.

Grand Desings LIVE is the UK’s number one, award-winning home show packed with design and inspiration for your home. Come along and have a lovely glass of bubbly at stand F17 in the Grand Food Court if you are around.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Gone Limited

Champagne Trays Ltd. as of today

Press Release

No more spilled champagne and broken glasses! Fiona Campbell designs and produces an innovative tray for serving champagne and wine. Fiona Campbell Furniture launches its new website and full range of Perspex and wooden Champagne Trays on 8th October at Grand Designs LIVE.


Fiona Campbell, who graduated as ‘Student of the Year’ at the Chippendale International School of Furniture in 2000, set up her business, Fiona Campbell Furniture, in 2001. She later gained a Master’s degree in Design from Dundee University.

Applying traditional cabinet making to contemporary design techniques, Fiona produces pieces that are innovative and enduring.

Champagne Trays

Fiona’s latest range takes her business in a new direction. She has designed a series of safe drinks trays that eliminate the problem of dropping glasses while serving champagne or wine.


Fiona was commissioned to design and make wooden trays for a local catering company. They asked her to come up with a design that would overcome the problem of spillages and breakages in busy, confined spaces, as they estimated they lost £50 worth of glasses and champagne a week in dropped trays.

Fiona, who has worked as a waitress in the past, developed a unique design that allows glasses to sit snuggly in holes around the tray. The trays provide a high quality, aesthetic accessory for safely serving champagne flutes, and red and white wine glasses.

The trays, which are stackable, are now available in a range of colours of Perspex manufactured in an Edinburgh-based factory. Fiona is particularly proud that the trays are designed and manufactured in Scotland.

She says, ‘The way the glasses are suspended adds to the theatre and beauty of serving. Saving catering companies the embarrassment and expense of broken glasses and wasted champagne also adds real value.’

Website Launch

This year, Fiona’s website has undergone a complete update and revamp, introducing a blog and links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. With these additions, the site has become an interactive media. Fiona encourages visitors to the site to comment on her work, recommend it to their friends and give feedback.


Champagne Trays have become regularly used in some of the country’s most prestigious hotels, catering companies, theatres and restaurants since their soft launch in May 2010. The trays also feature in Channel 4’s newest wedding programme, Wedding House.


This year, Fiona has exhibited her trays in:

Wych Elm Exhibition, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Studio D Presents, East Lothian

Method Furnishings, Edinburgh

Taste of London, Regents Park, London

Foodies Festival, Edinburgh

Scotland’s Countryside Festival, Glamis Castle, Scotland

Gulp, North Berwick

Upcoming events:

Grand Designs LIVE, Birmingham NEC, 8 – 10th October 2010 – launch of Champagne Trays

Taste of Christmas, ExCel, London, 3 – 5th December 2010

Further information and high-resolution images are available on request.

The Scotsman Article

Fiona Campbell Furniture features on page 3 in the Homes and Interiors section of The Scotsman newspaper today.

An image of Under Stair Unit is included.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Stylish Homes

Article in Daily Record - Stylish Homes

"... This is something Fiona Campbell of Fiona Campbell Furniture has been very aware of over the past year, with many customers looking for style which will last. “ I think it is true that people are investing more in their homes, “ she says

“ Some people will be aware of lovely pieces of furniture in their family which have stood the test of time for generations and decide that they too want something very special which won’t just last a lifetime but will be passed on so I have a lot of requests for items like dining tables which can have timeless styles which won’t go out of fashion. "

Having worked with wood now for ten years, Fiona is very adept at designing specific pieces to fit a home. “ I’m actually working on a really interesting commission at the moment which could well sum up both the current interest in recycling and vintage furnishings, “ she says “I’m making shelving for a customer out of an old oak kitchen worktop and they are determined that I use every last piece, so as well as the main large piece I’m making smaller shelves and then using the leftover pieces to make a chopping board and door stops. Nothing is going to waste and it’s lovely to see something as practical and beautiful as that wood continuing to be both useful and attractive.

That’s as good a description as any for the prevailing trends for this autumn. It’s the perfect summing up for the warmth of the colours, the appeal of lasting style and the sense that your home is the one place you want to be when the long dark evenings draw in."

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Champagne Trays are now on Twitter - get the latest by following

Dirleton Gallery Exhibition

Fiona Campbell Furniture's Flush Top Bench is currently being exhibited in Dirleton Gallery, East Lothian.

Solid oak with rounded off flush top legs

1400 x 450 x 340mm


Monday, 6 September 2010

Scotland's Countryside Festival

Champagne Trays
were exhibiting with Lovely Bubbly this weekend in the beautiful Glamis Castle at Scotland's Countryside Festival. The weather was fantastic and the champagne was flowing. A great success all round.

Many thanks to Lovely Bubbly...

3 R's

In this day and age, recycling hardwood timber is really important. My latest project involves turning old Ikea solid oak worktops into shelving for a family based in North Berwick. They recently had a new kitchen installed and instead of chucking out their old worktop, they have opted to turn it into seven floating shelves and a bathroom worktop.

This kind of job is fantastic as the wood has seasoned for years in their home so will be very unlikely to move.

I have not wasted a scrap of the wood, turning the remainder small pieces into door stops, cutting boards and small shelves.

Monday, 16 August 2010


Fiona Campbell Champagne Trays exhibited at Foodies Festival this weekend with Gulp Foods.

Gulp Foods will be selling Fiona Campbell Champagne Trays from now on in their newly opened shop and in their extensive online store.

Gulp sells 'everything (inedible!) for cooking, eating , drinking, entertaining and giving.' The founder Miriam, has put together a fantastic collection of all her favourite glassware, kitchen utensils and catering equipment.

Her passion for food and all that comes with it can be seen through her blog and website.

Miriam says "I love things that work, things that do what they say on the box.
I love things that are lovely to look at and lovely to hold (some would say, beautifully designed.)
My favourite things are functional as well as either fun or smart (smart clever or smart looking.)"

Friday, 13 August 2010

Solid Oak Cross

I spent the afternoon installing this solid oak cross headstone in the local cemetery. The family of the deceased wanted a sculptural hard wood headstone that was to be inspired by two stones they had found.

I hand sculpted the oak to recreate the smooth finish of the rocks that had been worn smooth over time. We had brass plaques made up at the local engravers. The cross is finished with Osmo Oil, a green outdoor oil finish.

Foodies Festival

Fiona Campbell Champagne Trays will be exhibiting at Foodies Festival this weekend with Gulp Foods.

Foodies Festival takes place in Edinburghs Holyrood Park from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August.

Monday, 26 July 2010


Vino Wine Shop will now be selling Champagne Trays on behalf of Fiona Campbell Furniture.

The trays are retailing at £39 each. Available at Vino are Patron (white), Satin Black and Orbital (glass look - pictured) drinks carriers.

Each suspension tray holds 9 glasses. The trays are suitable for champagne flutes, white wine and red wine glasses.

If you would like to order a Champagne Tray you can purchase them in all Vino Wine Shops or online at

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Butchers Block Kitchen Island

This oak and beech Kitchen Island was produced for London based customers. They wanted a large butchers block top that could be used daily for preparing food.

The unit will mainly be positioned in the centre of their large kitchen but they wanted to be able to wheel it away and to store it in the corner of the kitchen so we went for knobs on one side and no handles on the other side.

The top is oiled with food safe, high grade mineral oil.

Key features:

- Solid beech butchers block top - 5cm deep solid book marked end grain top
- Shadow gap
- Handle and two wheels
- Large push pull drawer

Monday, 28 June 2010

Taste Of London

Taste Of London was a great success. Lots of orders, lots of interest and a fantastic way to spend a weekend. A big thanks to Lovely Bubbly for all the help.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Taste of London - "The Worlds Greatest Restaurant Festival"

'Taste' is the annual celebration of the finest food and drink the capital has to offer in conjunction with Channel 4 and in partnership with British Airways.

This weekend we are exhibiting Champagne Trays at Taste of London with Lovely Bubbly, an expert team of champagne importers who specialise in offering the customer the complete champagne experience.

Taste of London is in its seventh year of bringing together the worlds top food and drink experts. This year exhibitors include Heston Blumenthal, Giorgio Locatelli, Michel Roux Jr, Tamarind, The Cinnamon Club, Gaucho and Tom's Kitchen.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Every party needs champagne..

The Debut Exhibition of Method Furniture will be held in a secret location in Edinburgh on 19th June. They have asked a handful of other artists and designers to add pieces to their exhibition.

Champagne Trays will be exhibited and used to serve drinks on the night. They are expecting a large turnout and do not want any spillages!

Method furniture is a collaboration between Callum Robinson, a Designer / Cabinetmaker, and Architect Marisa Giannasi. I love their series of Method Test Cubes (see photo). I wish them all the luck with their launch.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Wedding House - Channel 4

Champagne Trays feature in Channel 4's latest wedding show where a top team of wedding planners, stylists and organisers will create each couples ideal ceremony. Wedding House is in the process of being filmed in Sundridge Park Manor, just 10 miles from London.

The idea behind the show is to take the hassle out of getting married by creating a one-stop wedding shop for couples looking to get married in exactly the way they want.

The producer called to say many of the weddings are filmed outside and they were finding loaded trays of champagne were toppling off their trays on windy days and they needed a solution.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Art News

A photograph of a Fiona Campbell Loop Leg Planter and an article about 'Studio D Presents' was featured in this months edition of Art News.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


Completed today, a prototype of 'Stramash.'

Tony Mitchell, founder of Stramash Games Ltd., is currently launching the game.

Key features:

- Slide out lid with space for corporate logo
- 6 piece game for three to six players
- Baize lined
- Engraved box and pieces

Solid bubinga
Box size - 400 x 100 x 100 mm

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Gallery Opening

Alan Connell, Fiona Campbell, Nicolas Perring, Ray Todhunter, Patti Yuill, Catherine Cains, Robbie Reid and Louise Johnston

A successful opening for 'Studio D Presents' on Saturday night.
Paintings, furniture, photography and jewellery were exhibited in this collaborative exhibition in Dirleton Gallery.

Thursday, 1 April 2010


Photographer, Mathew Hay, took great shots of the Champagne Trays today. They will be used in the new website and promotional material.

Art Mag Feature


Studio D Presents

'Studio D Presents' opens today in Dirleton Gallery, East Lothian. Fiona Campbell Furniture is launching a range of Champagne Trays and exhibiting a range of oak mirrors, a flush top bench and a loop leg planter.

As an innovative way of celebrating her first year at Dirleton Gallery, Catherine Cains decided to put together a one-off exhibition of work from Studio D which includes painting, furniture, design, jewellery and installation art. Studio D houses a range of artists and cabinet makers working alonside each other in the Gilmerton Estate, East Lothian. The various elements will be accompanied by original music inspired by some of the works, composed and played by Louise Johnston and Ray Todhunter live at the preview.

Artists and cabinet makers include Fiona Campbell Furniture, Totum Woodworks, Patti Yuill, Chris Burgess, Robbie Ried Furniture, Grace Paul and Allan Connell.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Making The Video...

We spent a day having a champagne and wine garden party whilst making a video for the website. Thanks everyone for helping out with the shoot.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Donald's Chair

Solid oak child's chair with toy train, carved name and under seat drawer.

910 x 370 x 370 mm

"Donald's Chair" was designed for Donald's grandmother to give to her grandson. She ordered the "Angus Chair" for her other grandson a few years ago and asked for something similar but different for Donald.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Mirrors for Exhibition

The latest range of mirrors, produced for Dirleton gallery's 'Studio D Presents', are all made from locally sourced oak.

Two have stained glass embedded.

Please see website for more details

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Prototypes Arrive

The prototype champagne trays came back from QD Plastics today. The new handles work perfectly - allowing the trays to be stackable, easily loaded and held comfortably and securely.