About Kavka Designs
Kavka Designs was founded in 2016 when Kelly and Chintan 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 art and home decor products. In working with the some of the top manufacturers and retailers in the industry, they were able to create a place for artists to showcase their art on a large scale.
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 one of the first in the rug industry to effectively implement area rugs to e-commerce.
From a young age, Kelly had an affinity for art. Growing up with her late grandfather, an artist himself, she noticed that he was happiest when he was creating. Throughout his fifty year tenure as a home product salesman, he spent his spare time in his workshop making art. He said it would never pay the bills, but the joy it brought him was insurmountable. Seeing him create something out of nothing had a profound influence on Kelly that she was able to explore later in her career, as she too loved to create things.
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 bridging the gap between their worlds. They soon married and started an import company bringing native handmade products to the the States. 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 with a focus on Art.
After their combined twenty years in the Home Decor, e-commerce and art world, Kavka Designs was born.
Fun Fact: Kavka is named after their children, Kavi and Kate. Chintan and Kelly reside in the New York City suburbs with their teenage son and daughter, who help them in the family business.
In 2018, Kavka Designs became a licensed partner with Elle Decor. They continue to strive to bridge the gap between artists and e-commerce. They believe in the creative process of following one's passion and support artists who love to bring new creations into the world. Artists are paid for each purchase of art sold.