Our story began in the Colombian mountains in 1995 with Carlos Vera Dieppa a pioneer in Latin American textile design who, after meeting up with a skilled but rather skeptical coffee-sack weaver, developed a unique technique of intertwining local, natural threads and broadened a pair of looms to weave unusual fiber-rugs. He would later have the idea of adding metal to these rugs
5 years later, after “Charlie’s” passing in 2010, his son Tomás and his daughter Cristina decided to honor his life and legacy by bringing back his craft. Through a renovated brand concept, both siblings reinstated an idea that even today, speaks of Colombia and its heartwarming traditions. They called this idea “VERDI” as an ode to their late father’s last names: VER-a DIeppa
VERDI carries fique and metal rugs, organic-silk cushions, plantain-fiber and copper-thread curtains, textiles, tableware and silver-plated handbags, among other handwoven items. Having been included twice in Surface Magazine’s “THE LIST” as “one of the brands that are shaping the design world”, having collaborated with designers like Johanna Ortiz and having sold at retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, Moda Operandi and Net-A-Porter, VERDI is now a multidimensional design studio that combines craftsmanship with luxury to create homeware, fashion and art pieces for the aesthetically and socially inclined.