“PINK vs. GREEN” features a center rectangle of Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta’s trademark hand painted design. This hand painted cushion highlights that center “T.V. screen” on a sand-green changeant velvet background with turquoise lines. The vibrantly colored borders include one of hard pink velvet with a faint purple design painted in. Another border is in midnight blue velvet with a third featuring yellow-pink changeant velvet.
Changeant or shot silk velvet gives off a two-tone effect in the light, WHICH FURTHER HIGHLIGHTS Annyta’s artistry of color combinations. Consider Annyta’s sister creations which also features a center “T.V.” design: FULL OF LIFE! and MIRO, but also in darker background tones like PEROZ and SERENDIPITY.
All Velvet Matters products are handmade in the Netherlands by Annyta. Since 1995, she has been making exclusive, hand-printed scarves and other fashion accessories. The Velvet Matters webshop now brings Annyta’s specialized velvet accessories to the world. Annyta’s speciality is printing/stamping/painting/embossing on velvet, a craft that she learned in England two decades ago, and has developed and refined ever since. She has a distinct style, combining different fabrics with a wonderful sense of colour and form.
The material Annyta uses in all of her hand painted pillows is “changeant” or shot silk velvet. It is known for its softness and durability, but it also gives off a two-tone effect. So, the look and feel of each color is further intensified by the two-tone effects playing within the pillow. Through a process that she developed as an artist, she is able to create new shades and colors as this luxurious material reflects light.
Our velvet is made of 63% acetate and 37% viscose.
Our felt is 70% wool and 30% polyester fiber.
NOTE #1: Our cushions are filled with down feathers. If you want to buy just the cushion cover with no fill or substitute another type of fill, please contact us.
Note #2: Velvet Matters products become more alive and beautiful with age. But please protect them. Even though we use the highest high quality changeant or shot-silk velvet, prolonged exposure to bright sunlight might cause some fading or discolouring. For maintenance tips see the FAQ.
Note #3: Just like dating-site photographs, our Velvet Matters cushion colours might look just a little different in reality. But don’t worry, unlike dating sites, our velvet cushions are always even more beautiful in real life – it’s just that maybe, once in a while, they might look a little different from the web photos.