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Walter E. Smithe has built one of the strongest reputations in Chicagoland for providing their loyal customers with fine furniture from across the globe. This is because we simply do not pick products and pieces based on price, but based on style, distinction, talent, and taste.



We also always work with partners, vendors and collaborators who, like us, believe that products that are built by respected and rewarded teams of craftsman will be cherished longer then pieces that rolled of an assembly built. This is why the Bradington-Young Company is one of our featured partners, a company thats devotion to their "corporate family" has meant the development of some of our greatest pieces, and made them the premier leather furniture specialist in North America.

Bradington-Young was founded just a short three decades ago in the small town of Cherryville, North Carolina, nurtured by the stalwart and strong people of the Great Smoky Mountains. Charles S. Young Jr. led a small but solid group of entrepreneurs, craftsman, designers and artisans. - and they all gathered under a strong tent-pole philosophy: "Build high quality products for a fair price." Today, this quality-drive, family-oriented, community-focused company employs over 200 quality craftsmen and women dedicated to the mission of contributing to the nation and world in which we live and build products that will enrich the home-life of all consumers. From leather sofas, to the most amazingly comfy recliners, Bradington Young, like Walter E. Smithe, delivers comfort, quality and compassionately sourced merchandise.

Each Bradington-Young style always begins with this philosophy, and one simple sketch. Their extensive assortment of both motion and stationary products, all available in a wide variety of fabrics and leathers as well as finish and nail options, is sure to have something to please even the most discriminating shopper. Comfort has found a home with Bradington-Young. But again, we almost must stress that humanity was not lost with comfort - as Bradington-Young reached an important milestone recently by recycling a grand total of over 1.1 million pounds of paper, cardboard and plastic. They believe that they are not only premier designers, but also stewards of the environment, Earth's beauty and resources.

We encourage you to visit any one of Chicagoland locations, in Arlington Heights, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Lincoln Park, Lincolnshire, Merrillville, Naperville, Oak Brook, Orland Park, Skokie, or Vernon Hills, to see Bradington-Young's fine pieces for yourself. The heart and commitment shows through in their work, and like us; you too will fall in love with their amazing products.




Since 1945

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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.