This Retro 1970's Scuda Napkin Set is one of my exciting finds from Goodwill As-Is. I didn't know what they were when I pulled them out of the bin, but I knew they were cool. I hesitated buying them, because I don't really need napkins, but when they said $1 for the set, I said, "yes please"!
I've been trying to research them, but my search has been clouded by a "Scuda Vintage" shop in Long Beach (now closed), a pair of "Scuda flats" made by Blowfish Shoes and the "Scuda underwater drinking apparatus".
I did however find these relevant links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
I have yet to find anything about who Scuda was/is. Anybody have some knowledge to drop or a link to share?
This brings up yet another reason why I love to thrift. If you asked me last week if I was familiar with Scuda I would have said, "Scuba...huh"? Now I can at least recognize the style. And, if I feel like being pretentious I can walk around saying, "aaaaah yes, that design is Scuda-esque".
In all seriousness, I really do enjoy learning about artists, designers, companies, manufacturers of the past. Finding cool stuff and researching is just one of the ways to do it. To me, Antiques Roadshow and American Pickers is riveting television. Well maybe not riveting, but good stuff nonetheless.
I'm not sure what to do with these napkins yet. I think framing them could be cool? The condition is so nice I can't really see myself using them to wipe my mouth. What do you guys think?