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Classic Leather
Long considered a standard-bearer in fine furniture manufacturing, leather is always a classy and chic material in any home. When well maintained, leather can age-well and last forever - ensuring any solidly handcrafted piece grows from simple furniture to family heirloom.



Walter E Smithe's design team has spent countless hours making sure that all the leather products within our Chicagoland stores are only the finest. For this reason, we are excited to spotlight the works of our partner American Leather.

American Leather
Founded in 1990 with one simple strategy: to provide customer with custom made products at affordable prices and reasonable time. The strategy worked. While many small businesses and furniture manufacturers have gone out of business in the last three decades - American Leather has succeeded and grown.

When you browse American Leather products you know you will find

  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Excellent Customer service
  • Dedication
  • And Attention to Detail
These distinct qualities have brought American Leather business from all over the United States. Happy customers have bought one piece, then another. You might start off with a small chair or sectional, but you'll eventually own an American Leather piece in every possible category and function. When it comes to comfort, nobody can beat American Leather furniture.

American Leather's Environmental Initiatives
Another reason why the team at Walter E. Smithe adores American Leather is their strong sense of eco-awareness and sustainability.

  • Every piece is made from sustainable forest wood. All scraps are recycled responsibly.
  • The leathers used are water-based pigments.
  • The foam is a soy-based environmentally friendly wonder.
Unlike most manufacturers, American Leather marries technology and talent to ensure beautiful furniture pieces with minimal environmental impact.

Walter E. Smithe and American Leather
We encourage you to journey to one of our many Chicagoland stores and browse our extensive American Leather Furniture inventory.

The Walter E. Smithe design team is waiting to show you the regal beauty of American Leather. We welcome you to any one of our Walter E. Smithe locations:

  • Arlington Heights
  • Geneva
  • Glendale Heights
  • Lincoln Park
  • Lincolnshire
  • Merrillville
  • Naperville
  • Oak Brook
  • Orland Park
  • Skokie
  • Vernon Hills




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If it's made right, it should last. Service doesn't stop at delivery.

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Chicago Illinois Furniture Store

Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design serves Chicago, IL and Merrillville, IN and features a large selection of quality living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, home office furniture, and entertainment furniture as well as mattresses, home decor and accessories. Walter E. Smithe's corporate headquarters is located in Itasca, IL and 11 store locations are in Chicago and Indiana. Walter E. Smithe serves Chicago and the surrounding areas of Arlington Heights, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Chicago, Lincolnshire, Merrillville, Naperville, Oak Brook, Skokie, Orland Park, and Vernon Hills. If you're looking for the perfect furniture in the Chicago area to suit your needs as well as your lifestyle, stop by Walter E. Smithe in Chicago or Merrillville today!

Interior Designers in the Chicago area:

Walter E. Smithe is proud to have some of the most well-trained, creative, and experienced interior designers in Chicago. To find a designer near you, click the link below.

Interior Designers in the Indiana area:

Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design has a fantastic Merrillville location. Check out the link below to meet our Designers.