Art Van Furniture – Polaris Showroom
A bold structure, built with dark brick, glass and a composite metal panel rainscreen system, the design embodies a grand vision for the future of Art Van Furniture. With an iconic two-story canopy and glass façade, the building features tremendous natural light, giving way to unique lifestyle environments which enhance merchandise and help guest envision and create their own bespoke style. Due to the specific view corridors to the shopping center beyond, the building was situated on the site such that it enhances, rather than deters from its surrounding context.
A contemporary, open and spacious (twenty feet high, floor-to-floor) floor plan and comfortable ambiance foster a relaxed, visually inspiring shopping experience. The first level showcases several of Art Van Furniture's lifestyle galleries as well as Art Van PureSleep and Detroit Sofa Co. The second level features additional lifestyle galleries, Outlet, home entertainment, bedroom, and motion galleries.
A dynamic, custom twenty by thirteen foot sculpture is suspended above the escalator and monumental stair 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.