Nigel Barker, an internationally renowned celebrity fashion photographer who turned his eye for style toward furniture design last year, will greet guests and introduce his new NB2 Collection at Art Van Furniture in Kildeer and Downers Grove on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Barker will take selfies with fans between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Kildeer store, 20393 N. Rand Road, and between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Downers Grove, 1021 Butterfield Road. Fans can share their photos on social media, using the hashtag #sofaselfie #artvan, for a chance to win a $500 Art Van gift card. He will discuss his inspiration for his NB2 Collection, an expression of his cosmopolitan New York City lifestyle. This modern collection is highlighted by sleek silhouettes and classic shapes pairing minimalist style with maximum comfort.
“After our first collaboration with Nigel, when this accomplished photographer shot our Art Van catalog, our joint passion for sharing great style and design in innovative ways with people everywhere, was undeniable,” said Kim Yost, president and CEO of Art Van Furniture.
The NB2 Collection for living room, dining room and bedroom features a deep seating sofa, genuine leather accent chairs, velvet daybed, occasional tables with cafe noir wood, and signature canopy bed with antique brass and upholstered headboard. Barker’s NB1 Collection debuted in September 2016, paying homage to his international travels. Both lines are available exclusively at Art Van Furniture. Barker is an English reality TV show personality, fashion photographer, author, spokesperson, filmmaker and former model.
Art Van Furniture operates more than 120 stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, including free-standing Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, Art Van Furniture franchise locations and Scott Shuptrine Interiors, the interior design division of Art Van Furniture as well as a full-service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is headquartered in Warren, Michigan.