About Kavka Designs
In 2016, husband and wife, Chintan and Kelly merged their passion for business and art and created an online platform for artists to sell their work. This, in turn, created a place for home decor lovers to shop new and emerging designs on a variety of products.
Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, Chintan grew up in 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 began to understand the relevance of online shopping.
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.
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 working a combined twenty years of in the Home Decor, ecommerce and art world, Kavka Designs was born. (Finally!:)
(Fun Fact: Kavka is named after their children, Kavi and Kate.)
Currently, Chintan and Kelly reside in the New York City suburbs with their, now teenage, son and daughter. They love having the opportunity to collaborate with artists who are equally as passionate about doing what they love.
Kavka Designs currently works with artists from all over the world while continuously developing new products and designs. Each artist is paid for each sale.
In 2018, Kavka Designs became a licensed partner with Elle Decor.
They continue to strive to bridge the gap between artists and ecommerce.