Ankita Baid (Ark and Arts) – Business Sight’s Best Performing Companies 2021

Crafting Remarkably Distinctive & Compelling Spaces Loaded with Palette of Textures & Colorful Artworks

A dearth of qualified designers in India despite having a huge potential design market has invited flak from the international design fraternity. The country requires roughly 62,000 designers to make an impact on the industries. Currently, there are about 7,000 professional designers. Creative skills are vital for any industry to stand apart from its competitors. Design is by people for people and it is the community that needs it the most.

With such a huge gap between demand and supply, the design industry is grappling for a foothold.

Ark and Arts, a Kolkata-based design company, established by a passionate designer – Ankita Baid – is on the mission to change the fact. Under the leadership of Ankita, Ark and Arts is poised to venture into different sectors of design fields such as fashion, jewellery, art, and many more.

Founded in 2011, Ark and Arts is one of the most eminent design companies in the country. The firm services both commercial and residential spaces. It is renowned in the industry for its exceptional services, aesthetics designs, and top-notch quality works. Thanks to its imaginative and thoughtful space planning, Ark and Arts brings pristine experience to the spaces it creates.

The Woman Making a Difference

The Founder of Ark and Arts – Ankita Baid, has graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

After her swift return to her homeland, she started her own venture and has been instrumental in designing unparalleled commercial and residential complexes across the length and breadth of the country. For her exceptional designs, she has been nominated for the NDTV Architecture Awards (DAA) for her excellent performance in the sector.

“When I started work, people told me that the design industry is very short-lived, and women can’t take it too far. The industry should become a bread provider to many in times to come,” states Ankita.

Despite voices telling her not to venture into the design industry, Ankita remains ardent She is steadfastly pursuing her vision of making design industry a leading industry of the country. Also, Ankita is offering several opportunities to the artist pool and ensuring their financial freedom as well.

Stellar Leader Paving the Path for Women

Ankita’s journey was no cakewalk. Her path is not as memorable as she wishes it to be because of several hurdles she had to overcome. But her key struggle was overcoming the friction of society and its acceptance towards a woman entrepreneur.

Since she has a sound understanding of challenges at work, she remained undeterred by the perceptions of society and kept going. She controlled the way she deals with problems and stressed perseverance to overcome them. Her leadership style is forged from such experiences.

“I believe that being independent is my birthright. I need to work hard and break stereotypes to be able to stand on my own feet. Every woman has the right to be financially and mentally independent. I support women who want to move forward,” says Ankita.

Evolving Tactics & Expressing her Designs

Because of the cultural barriers, Ankita found much resistance while carving her niche. Hence, she is focused on growing emotionally and mentally so that she can become a beacon of hope for the women in the country to follow. She encompassed in discovering herself as she believes in being progressive and pushing the boundaries.

While executing a project at the Imperial Jewellery showroom, she defined her identity and morph herself to become better. She accredits her gratitude towards her client who offered her full rights to exercise freedom and inspired her to express her design flair.

“Whether yours is a modest family home or a traditional Rajbari, a small business office or a grand resort, Ark & Arts can take on any size project and implement a beautiful design transformation. With over a decade of experience in the design industry, our company maintains close relationships with top quality suppliers, fine artisans, and the most skilled sub-contractors,” she asserts.

Future Landscape

“I believe in adapting, evolving, and changing with time,” Ankita says. The Covid19 pandemic sheds the light on unexpected challenges of life and therefore, she stresses keeping values intact but thoughts ever progressing.

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