Art Van Furniture Collaborates with Celebrity Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker on New Collection


Warren-based Art Van Furniture has partnered with Nigel Barker, a celebrity fashion photographer, TV personality, and radio host, to develop a new furniture collection. The line, called the Nigel Barker Collection, is now available at select Art Van Furniture stores throughout the Midwest.

The Nigel Barker Collection features signature home style pieces, such as canopy and sleigh beds, sectional sofas, and parquet dining and pedestal tables, inspired from Barker’s travels.

“Nigel Barker has a unique, extraordinary talent for capturing style through the lens of his camera, and he has brought that same passion to his exclusive collection for Art Van Furniture,” says Art Van Elslander, chairman and founder of Art Van Furniture. “His hands-on design approach has resulted in a furniture collection that combines style with functionality to create pieces that are practical, yet beautiful and sophisticated.”

Handcrafted at Barker’s direction, each piece in the collection features materials made in North Carolina.

An internationally renowned photographer and author, Barker previously worked as a photographer and judge on American’s Next Top Model and hosted Oxygen Network’s The Face. With nearly 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, he currently hosts Top Photographer, a new digital competition series on YouTube, and SiriusXM’s Gentleman’s Code.

Art Van Furniture, founded in 1959, is the Midwest’s largest furniture retailer and America’s largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates more than 100 stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations, as well as a full service e-commerce website.