Wayfair hails the end of 'Age of Griege' in latest campaign
The campaign is BBH's first instalment of its new 'Go Your Own Wayfair' creative platform
08 June 2023
Home furniture brand Wayfair is calling time on the Age of Greige and samey interiors, instead urging us to express ourselves in how our homes look with its new 'Go Your Own Wayfair' creative platform.
Devised by BBH, ‘Go Your Own Wayfair’ is the agency’s response to a time when interiors have been overtaken by sameness, and when our homes look like our coffee shops, which look like our offices, which look like our homes.
Wayfair offers the antidote, with a huge range of furniture, decor and more that ensure our homes express our real selves – but can only help us to do so if we recognise just how prevalent the cookie cutter blandness has become.
The first instalment of the creative platform does just this, starting with a film called ‘Escape the Catalogue’, created by BBH and directed by Björn Rühmann, through Smuggler.
It tells the story of a young couple trapped in a dystopian catalogue world of minimalist bland furniture. Once they see their reality for what it is, they are able to break free from the confines of the catalogue into the vibrant, eclectic world of Wayfair where they can fully express themselves in their home and create a new reality of their own.
The 'Escape the Catalogue' campaign - debuting on social media and TV - marks the first instalment of an omnichannel brand campaign running in the UK with a second instalment is set to appear early in 2024.
David Twehues, Chief Marketing Officer Europe, Wayfair, said: “Wayfair has already built strong brand awareness in the UK. With the launch of our new platform, we are taking a leap forward with an ownable positioning, keeping Wayfair relevant and top of mind as consumers think of their homes. Together with BBH, we identified humour and authenticity as a way to connect with UK customers. By pairing that with our extensive product selection that is built for home, we arrived in this vibrant creative territory. A lot of exciting work is coming down the line, starting with this film, and we are excited to see this come to life across all marketing channels.”
Helen Rhodes, Executive Creative Director, BBH, said: “When Dorothy said ‘There’s no place like home’ she obviously wasn’t living through the Age of Greige. In the first instalment of ‘Go Your Own Wayfair’ we’re opening eyes to this homogeneity and emboldening the audience to make design choices which reflect who they are, with the help of Wayfair’s immense range of products.”
CEO Karen Martin
Executive Creative Director Helen Rhodes
Art Director Lucy Johnstone
Copywriter Grace Chambers
Chief Strategy Officer Simon Gregory
Group Strategy Director Saskia Jones
Business Lead Patrick Farrall
Senior Account Director Celia Taylor
Account Manager Ella McNicholas
Agency Producer - TVC Sammi Roberts
Assistant Producer Valentina Schwendinger
Agency Producer - Stills Lauren Daniels
Photographer Ernest Wincyzk through
TVC Director/Production Co Bjorn Ruhmann @ Smuggler
Producer Jason Scanlon
Editor Paul Hardcastle @ Trim
Post Production Electric Theatre Collective
Sound Design Henning Knoepfel @ Soundtree Music
Senior Producer Neil Athale @ Soundtree Music
Music ETC - Music by Ben Jones & Luke Fabia/BS Luke Fabia
DoP Martin Ruhe
Production Designer Zuzia Mazurczak-Beśka
Media planning/buying Wavemaker