Art Van Furniture To Debut Original Life Chest Collection October 1 Treasured Keepsakes Stored Inside Stunning Handcrafted Trunks Tell Each Family's Story

WARREN, Mich., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If home is where the heart is, The Original Life Chest is where each home's most treasured, heartfelt memories can reside.  Every family possesses photos, trinkets, irreplaceable mementos and special souvenirs that are meaningful to them but too often they throw their precious possessions into old shoeboxes scattered around the house where they gather dust in closets, attics or basements. On October 1, Art Van Furniture will become the exclusive Michigan retailer for The Original Life Chest Collection, a modern day heirloom-quality version of an old-fashioned hope chest, providing families with a wonderful way to store their most cherished memories for generations to come.  

Designed and created by Life2000 Ltd., a family business in Troy, Michigan, every Life Chest tells a story as unique as the family that owns it. The Life Chest collection consists of eight stunning styles, all handcrafted with velvet linings and individual locks. From the Asian-inspired Zen Blossom Chest with its red and black lacquer finish and hand-painted accents, to the traveling trunk design of The New Yorker Chest, there are styles to complement each family's personal taste and decor. There are also specialty Life Chests, such as The Patriot, Par 3 and Cherished Pet Lovers design with a photo frame front.    

"Housing all of the intimate pieces of a family's personal story, unique history and most meaningful memories in one spot makes The Life Chest much more than an attractive piece of furniture," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "Each Life Chest takes on a life of its own based on its contents, and serves as a time capsule and a lasting legacy for each family."

The Original Life Chest collection will be available at nine Art Van Furniture stores in Lakeside, Chesterfield, Alpine, Warren, Novi, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Westland and Toledo, Ohio.

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 35 stores throughout Michigan, two stores in Chicagoland, one store in Merrillville, Indiana, one store in Springfield Township, Ohio, a full service e-commerce website, plus ten freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan and Ohio. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit www.artvan.com for more information.

SOURCE Art Van Furniture



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