A must-visit destination, the contemporary, open floor plan and comfortable ambiance fosters a relaxed, visually inspiring shopping experience.
Art Van Furniture’s new 70,000 sf, two-story flagship store is the first one the retailer has built from the ground up in the state of Michigan in two decades. The next-generation store’s glass exterior allows natural light to stream into the spacious showroom during daytime hours. At night, the store is lit up and can’t be missed along busy Ford Road.
A bold structure, built with decorative concrete masonry units, glass and composite rainscreen metal panels, the design is the first of its kind in Michigan. With a dramatic, two-story steel entry arch and glass facade, the building features tremendous natural light, giving way to unique lifestyle environments which enhance merchandise and help guests envision and create their own unique style. As an answer to the area’s heavy traffic congestion, the entrance was aligned to create a new traffic signal at Ford Road, as well as to provide easements to adjacent properties for convenient cross traffic access.
A contemporary, open and spacious (with twenty feet, floor-to-floor) floor plan and comfortable ambiance fosters a relaxed, visually inspiring shopping experience. The first level showcases several of Art Van Furniture’s popular departments, including Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines, Detroit Sofa Co. and Urban, as well as lifestyle galleries. The second level features Art Van PureSleep, NB2 Collection by Nigel Barker, Outlet, and dining room and bedroom galleries.
A dynamic, custom 20-foot by 13-foot sculpture is suspended above the escalator at the center of the showroom.
Exterior design site plan studies, zoning approvals, construction documents, construction administration and coordination of interior millwork and finishes were among the services provided by Neumann/Smith.