About Kavka Designs
Kavka Designs was created for creatives. We believe that creativity is the cornerstone of authenticity. When we are doing what we love, we are in an organic flow that takes us to our “happy place”. We created Kavka for the artists who just want to create, and the home decor lovers who appreciate art and creativity. We merge art with our favorite home decor pieces so everyone can share their creation.
In today’s world of e-commerce, we recognize that artists may not have the time or desire to spend selling and recreating their art. We strive to give artists a fulfillment platform so they can continue to create. In working with the world’s finest manufacturers, retailers and artists, we continue to bridge the gap between master artisans and e-commerce. Artists are paid for each sale.
Kavka Designs was founded in 2016, when husband and wife, Chintan and Kelly merged their passion for manufacturing and design to create an online platform for artists to sell their work. This, in turn, gave customers a place to shop new and emerging artists on home decor products.
Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, Chintan grew up around his 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 and was a trailblazer in the rug industry, effectively introducing area rugs to online shopping.
From a young age, Kelly had an affinity for the arts. Growing up around her late grandfather, an artist himself, she noticed that he was happiest when he was creating. His true love was making art but said it would never pay the bills, so he worked as a salesman to raise 8 children. However, seeing him in his element when he made art had a profound influence on Kelly, who was also enamored by the creative process.
When Kelly and Chintan met in 1999, even though they came from opposite sides of the globe, they shared the same entrepreneurial spirit and dreamed of building a bridge between their worlds. They soon married and started a company importing Nepalese handmade products to America. As most start up business' have their challenges, they soon recognized they needed to put their dreams on hold to raise a family. Chintan found a career in textiles and Kelly stayed at home with their two children until she returned to the workforce in 2012 in textiles and Art.
After their combined twenty years in the industry, they decided to take a leap of faith and return to what they loved the most, creating something out of nothing, and Kavka Designs was born! An homage to all creators and artists who follow their passion.
Fun Fact: Kavka is named after their children, Kavi and Kate, who still reside at home in New Jersey and help with the family business.
Kavka Designs also gives back! Pillow's For a Purpose is a passion project where we collaborate with non profit organizations and donate all proceeds to that particular cause. In July 2019 Kavka began its collaboration with Habitat for Humanity on donating a percentage of proceeds. Kavka also help support the Women of Nepal foundation who encourages entrepreneurship in young women.
This World is but a Canvas for Our Imagination
~Henry David Thoreau
Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On!
Do What You Love and You will Never have to Work another Day in Your Life