Some of my favorite elements of design, especially during the spring and summer seasons, are all the bright, pop-mod colors both indoors and out. I definitely think bright designs evoke a cheery mood, so my next Designer Spotlight is keeping that warm cheer alive.
Vera Neumann is an American artist who designed the most popular scarves, ceramics, wallpaper, bedding, tablecloths and clothing of the 60s and 70s. She built her brand around a philosophy that I couldn’t agree more with…
Fine art should be available and accessible to everybody, not just a select few.
Really, who can argue with that?
“Vera Scarves” were the first signature scarf in history… talk about setting a trend! Seriously, there are thousands of brands today that have signature products, designs, clothing, etc., but Vera was the first to create some pretty remarkable patterns that are truly unique, truly her own.
These scarves are so cool I almost wish I had one. But I think Drea rocks better than I could…
Now Vera scarves are highly collectable, but you can still find them at thrift stores and high-end resale shops. In fact, you can still find a lot of Vera’s classic creations at different retailers in the US. Check out the Vera Company website for more info.
*found this at a Value Village thrift store in Alabama. Thrift score!
If you like what you see, I also recommend checking out the book Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon. It’s chock full of Vera’s originals and inspiration from one of America’s greats. Plus, it’s great table reading. Here’s a quick preview of what’s inside.
Do you know any cool designers to spotlight? Share your favorites in the comments below.