Indian Summer I
hand painted detail velvet cushiondetail handpainting on velvet cushionlime green velvet cushion -- Indian Summer II by Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta is a SMASH of fun color. Handmade, hand-painted luxury. Down-filled. Price € 149.lively hand-painted velvet cushions

€ 125

A warm and sunny September or October is sometimes called an Indian Summer. Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta used her inspiration of actually feeling warm one day in September in her atelier outside of Amsterdam to create this home interior accent called INDIAN SUMMER I.

The colorful velvet band that you see on this handmade cushion showcases Annyta’s ability to literally “paint” on velvet. Annyta begins with a base piece of changeant velvet and then actually draws in the colors and designs that inspire her.

Just looking at INDIAN SUMMER I could begin to make you feel happy. It’s lively orange and yellow accents can bring a smile to your face. Who needs a psychologist to help you feel better? Just buy more Velvet Matters cushions!

The real advantage of using such high-quality changeant velvet is that Annyta’s artistic expressions EVOKE DIFFERENT EMOTIONS depending upon the lighting. You might also consider pairing INDIAN SUMMER I with the square cushion INDIAN SUMMER II or with playful A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Or, if you are attracted to Annyta’s colorful and vibrant “painting” on velvet, have a look at BREAKING WAVES I, BREAKING WAVES II, LOOK AT ME!, REDON, ODILLON, TRIADE or MUSCAT, as just a sampling. Annyta’s ability to paint on velvet gives her home interior accents that extra touch of excellence.

Take a look at Annyta's other hand-painted, hand-printed, hand-stamped and/or hand-embossed cushions HERE.

45 x 45 cm; grass-green felt backing.

1 in stock


    It doesn’t take much to make you happy if it’s a warm, sunny September or October day in Amsterdam. Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta was feeling that when she created this home interior accent called INDIAN SUMMER I. Amsterdam is often [mostly] rainy and cold, but when the sun shines it really becomes a magical city. The orange and yellow hand-painted design of INDIAN SUMMER I give that same kind of happy, magical, “Is this really happening?” feeling.

    Yes, it can be sunny and warm in Amsterdam, even in October. INDIAN SUMMER I gives that same feeling of a gift of the day. Notice again, though, as with all velvet matters products, Annyta combines the colors perfectly to accentuate her artistic expression in her hand-painted velvet band.

    Annyta has expressed her inner artistic voice on any number of her home interior accents. Take a look at BREAKING WAVES I, BREAKING WAVES II, LOOK AT ME!, REDON, ODILLON, TRIADE or MUSCAT, or just peruse the cushion homepage.

    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.

    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.