About Kavka Designs
Kavka Designs was founded in 2016, when husband and wife, Chintan and Kelly, merged their interests in manufacturing and design to create an online platform for artists to sell their work. They started the company with three core values in mind: innovation, authenticity, and collaboration. Innovations in state-of-the-art manufacturing define and bring the artists' concepts to life. Kavka believes in preserving unadulterated visions of their artwork -- their authenticity -- throughout this creative process. A seamless collaboration between manufacturers and artists is made so that anyone may experience home decor products featuring real creations from real creators. We do what we love with artists who love what they do.
With today’s heavy reliance on e-commerce, Kavka acknowledges that artists may not have the time or resources to recreate and sell their work. Kavka aims to provide a platform for designers to share their creations. Through collaboration with the world’s finest manufacturers, retailers, and artists, the company continues to bridge the gap between the creator and the consumer.
In Kathmandu, Nepal, Chintan was born into a family-owned Tibetan rug business. After coming to America in 1997, he spent over 15 years working in the area rug and home decor industry. He developed a keen eye for trending designs, becoming a trailblazer in the rug industry, and effectively introducing area rugs to online shopping.
From a young age, Kelly had an affinity for the arts. Growing up around her grandfather, an artist himself, she noticed that he was happiest when painting. His true love was making art, but he saw little profit in his passion, instead opting to work as a salesman to raise eight children. However, seeing her grandfather practice his craft profoundly influenced Kelly, who was enamored by the creative process.
When Chintan and Kelly met in 1999, they shared the same entrepreneurial spirit, overcoming any cultural barrier between the two. They soon married and started a company, importing Nepalese handmade products to America. Not unlike most startup businesses, their company was put to a halt, mostly due to the challenges that needed the right amount of time and opportunities to flourish. Chintan found a career in textiles and Kelly stayed at home with their two children, later returning to the workforce in 2012.
After their combined twenty years in the industry, they decided to take a leap of faith and return to what they loved most— creating something out of nothing— and Kavka Designs was born! The company continues as an homage to all creators and artists who follow their passion, and an ode to those that never had the chance.
Fun Fact: Kavka Designs is named after Chintan and Kelly’s son and daughter, Kavi and Kate, who still reside at home in New Jersey and help with the family business.
Kavka Designs also gives back! Pillows For a Purpose is a passion project in which we collaborate with nonprofit organizations and donate all proceeds to that particular cause. In July 2019, Kavka Designs began its collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, donating a percentage of our proceeds to help create housing in low-income areas of the world. Kavka Designs also helps support the Women’s Foundation of Nepal, which encourages a nonviolent society, as well as entrepreneurship for young Nepalese women.
Kavka Designs has partnerships with: Wayfair, Overstock, Zulily, Bed Bath Beyond, All Modern, Joss & Main, Birch Lane, Hayneedle, Sak's Off 5th, and others.