Art Van Furniture Inc. is an American furniture retail store chain. The company operates 39 stores throughout Michigan, eight stores in the Chicago area, one store in Toledo, Ohio, one store in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a full service e-commerce website, plus several freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The company also has eleven franchised stores in the Midwest. When added together, the company has more than 100 brick and mortar locations. Founded in 1959, the company, headquartered in Warren, Michigan in Metro Detroit, was sold by founder Art Van Elslander in early 2017 to Thomas H. Lee Partners, a private equity firm in Boston.