About Us

There's more to Art Van than just furniture. We've got decades of experience furnishing homes throughout the Midwest, giving back to our wonderful community, and being the hub for fun happenings in the area. And that's only the beginning.

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A Legacy Worth Sharing

Over 60 years ago, Mr. Art Van Elslander opened a furniture store on Gratiot Avenue with one goal in mind: to give great people great furniture at an even greater price. The passion to improve the places our customers spend time with friends and family still burns brightly to this day. Inspiration lives at Art Van Furniture and we go beyond to bring that to your home, every day.

Our legacy of inspiration and helping those in need extends beyond retail as well. From saving the America's Thanksgiving Parade in the 1990s to helping over 450 charities across the Midwest to date, we pride ourselves on giving back to the communities that make Art Van Furniture possible. As Mr. Art Van Elslander always said, "Brick and mortar [stores] are just that, but the heartbeat of business is people." Take a stroll down memory lane below:

Art Van Elslander dressed in a suit and tie sitting on a white fabric couch Sign from the first Art Van Furniture store opened in 1959 in Detroit Art Van parade float in the shape of a large cake with people dressed in costume walking in front for the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Keeping Our Community Strong

We love where we live. Art Van Furniture and Mattress has sponsored scores of charitable events, and continues to provide warm, inviting spaces for the community to come together. We consider anyone that comes through our doors or joins our events as family.

We don't take this commitment lightly either. Millions of dollars have been invested into uplifting our neighborhoods. You can count on Art Van being a positive force in our communities for the next 60 years and beyond.

A crowd of Art Van supporters holding up “Thank You Art Van” signs Four women wearing red t-shirts with “#SofaSelfie” and the Art Van logo printed on them Two men dressed in suits holding giant scissors in front of a crowd of people at an Art Van Furniture store ribbon cutting ceremony
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Inspiration Lives Here

It's more than a slogan, it's a philosophy. We set trends and our buying teams travel the world in search of fresh, exciting styles that you'll love. Our commitment to curation helps us see a bit of the future so we're ahead of every season before it arrives.

Let us be your ally when it comes to switching up your home décor, accenting your favorite rooms or simply sprucing up a special space. We're here to enhance your style in every way.

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The Art Van Warehouse is 41 acres, enough to fit 50 football fields.

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Our drivers make nearly half-a-million deliveries per year

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In 2018, we recycled 2,000 tons of cardboard, 240 tons of plastic & 120 tons of Styrofoam