NAKSHI is innovative curated global platform for Artistic, Designer, Handmade, Vintage and Unique creations. NAKSHI is started to help creative community like Artist, Designers, Makers to showcase, promote and sell their creative work and get value worth of their hardship and skills.
To make art accessible and affordable to all people by connecting Artists, Designers and Makers to the world.
To become largest one stop destination for Artistic, Handmade, Designer, Vintage and Unique creations and Art, Fashion & Interior discovery platform connecting talented artists, designers and makers to world.
Story of Nakshi
The story behind starting NAKSHI is few incidents when founder of NAKSHI came across stories of exploitation of Artist by middlemen back in India which pushed him to reach out galleries and auction houses in London to showcase artwork of the some of the talented Artists. Interaction with galleries and auction houses in London were shocking as he realised these famous galleries or auction houses are not accessible and affordable to all artists despite of their creative talent. After studying art valuation and deep diving realties of creative world out of passion for creative work in the form of Art, fashion or Interiors, founder realised that its same story with many talented creative people from artists, photographers, fashion designers, makers of handmade creations, interior or homeware product designers who live life with continuous struggle due inconsistent income and exploitation by middleman, changing ways of doing business and modern technology. Passion for Art and making big social impact pushed founder to start thinking innovative, free or cost-effective solution to all problems faced by Artist, Makers, Designers and consumer to make sure their creative people will focus.and spend more time in creative work rather than struggling to sale their creative work. The result of relentless interaction through Linked groups like Global Artist Book or Global Fashion designer groups helped founder gaining more insights in to problems faced by wider creating community giving birth to innovative platform called NAKSHI Art is beautiful and magical, it can be defined as the expression and creativity of the human mind. It makes us think, it makes us better human beings. The world without art would be a dull, lifeless place. Art will survive and make the world around us beautiful only if creativity and passion of Artist or Artisan are nurtured and taken care. This is the main reason for this initiative which started with difficulties faced by the founder of this initiative in promoting talented artist with big galleries and auction houses in London. To better understand problems faced by artist communities, we started global artist community group on LinkedIn called Global Artist Book. The feedback from thousands of artists connected with this initiative provided a clear understanding of art world challenges and problems faced by them which later helped in working on a solution. While interacting with grass root level artisans, we realised that since a long time, middlemen have exploited artist communities, especially in rural and tribal areas. These artisans have been underselling their work to middlemen who earn bounties from the talent and hardship of artisan, while the artists themselves get mere pennies. Our first step towards empowering artist community is to implement ethical and fair-trade practice by directly connecting artists to the world hence cutting middlemen, thereby making sure that Artist gets the right value for their skill, labour and hardship. The desire to provide a free global platform to artists and artisans from every corner of the world to showcase and sell their artwork globally was the motivation behind starting NAKSHI a venture of ARTCONNECT GLOBAL. Technology and modern ways of marketing have changed the way anything is sold these days. Art is no exception. With the advent of e-commerce, it is important for artists to recognise the potential of internet and mobile as a workable selling tool. Nakshi is the e-commerce solution with web and mobile platform that aims at connecting artists, artisans and art lovers whereby everyone’s requirements can be accommodated. Nakshi is first of its kind, revolutionary, technology-enabled, global art marketplace platform with a one stop destination to buy, sell, bid, rent, auction, print, wear, gift and live with any kind of art!
What is NAKSHI?
NAKSHI has roots in many ancient languages- South Asian (Bengali, Sanskrit, Guajarati, Telgu, Tamil) and African (Swahili). The word represents Artistic patterns or beautiful carvings. Founder of NAKSHI was looking for name which has history and legacy of Art and Artists and which truly represents Artistic, Designers, Handmade, Vintage and Creative brand and easy to remember for people when he came across NAKSHI after reserving more than 100+ names for platform. NAKSHI represents centuries old traditional artwork and legacy of artists hence it truly represents our passion for art and artists.
Where are we based?
Our company ARTCONNECT GLOBAL is registered in UK with following registration addresses.
ARTCONNECT GLOBAL LIMITED
Registered in England & Wales Reg.No.10294210 265-269 Kingston Road Wimbledon London UK SW19 3NW