A global company with deep Indian roots, Saffronart was founded in 2000 on the strength of a private passion. Remaining committed to this passion and personal values, today Saffronart is a strong and successful international business that both embraces and drives change.
With over ten years of experience in auctioning Indian art online, Saffronart is committed to serving the growing community of Indian collectors, while also creating a cultural bridge to India for both the global Indian diaspora and the international community at large. Providing a platform that enables access to view, purchase and become involved in the development of Indian art and jewelry globally, Saffronart has set global benchmarks for online auctions and was recently the subject of a case study at Harvard Business School. In October 2008, Saffronart extended its unique online auction platform to host its inaugural sale of Fine Jewels and Watches, adding a new dimension to its online and market presence.
In April 2010, Saffronart leveraged its online presence and global reach to introduce a new product – Prime Properties. Through print and online catalogues of luxury city apartments and holiday homes for sale, Prime Properties offers clients a selection of the most exclusive properties available in India. In January 2011, Saffronart opened its newest gallery space and office in New Delhi at the Oberoi Hotel, with an exhibition of works by V.S. Gaitonde, one of India’s most esteemed modern artists.
With online auctions, a host of technology enabled services for clients, and a global presence in Mumbai, New Delhi, New York and London, Saffronart has broadened and simplified access to Indian art and jewelry, and now, real estate. Also involved with various institutions, organizations and publications, the company is driven by an endeavour to provide accurate and timely information on Indian artists, designers, events and trends.