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Update Your Dining Room with Amisco

Amisco is a Quebec-based furniture company that designs and produces quality furniture with a contemporary look and feel. Made from solid wood and steel construction, Amisco’s dining furniture is durable and beautiful.

 

Dining tables and chairs have changed a lot in the last decade. The traditional rectangular or round table was typically finished in a simple, sometimes uninspired, way — more function over form. This uninteresting table would, traditionally, be accompanied by four to six identical hardback chairs. That’s it. That’s all.

 

Now, dining tables come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are tons of finishes, colours, and materials to choose from. It’s about both function and form. You can also accompany your dining table with a mix of styles of chairs — they don’t all have to match. You can select different chairs for the heads of the table, different sizes or finishes, or even select a bench to run along one side of your table!

 

Easy ways to update your dining room


It’s easier than ever before to update your dining room without breaking your bank, or redesigning your home.

 

Amisco has designed a huge array of dining tables and chairs that run from urban sleek to rustic farmhouse, and come in a variety of sizes and heights. You can select a dining table and chairs, or a pub table with stools, or and you can mix and match table bases and table tops. The selection is enormous!

 

Special features


Amisco also makes several lines of extendable dining tables. These tables open so easily that even one person can manage it, and once you add in the table leaves you can increase your table size by over two feet!

 

What’s even more clever is that the tables feature built-in leaf storage — no more trying to find a safe home for your table inserts so they don’t get scratched between uses.
 

Whether it’s wood, steel, or glass, Amisco has an amazing selection of tables and chairs that will make it easy for you to update your dining room exactly the way you want.


Visit Smitty’s and we’ll help you select the perfect Amisco dining furniture for your home.

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Design It Your Way with Bermex

Bermex is well known for their tagline, ‘Design It Your Way’, because that’s exactly what they specialize in doing.

 

Founded in Quebec, Bermex has become one of North America’s largest dining furniture manufacturers focused on producing personalized, quality, solid wood furniture. Their styles range from casual to formal, contemporary to traditional, American Country to French Country, and transitional to mix and match.

 

What is truly exceptional is that Bermex can offer customers dining furniture that can be finished in over 170 different finishes and in over 300 different fabrics, including leather. They also have over 400 chairs and bar stool models, and more than 80 table sizes. Whether you’re purchasing a complete dining room set, or a single bar stool, the flexibility that Bermex offers on their products is incredible.

 

Quality and environmentally-friendly construction

 

In order to achieve the highest quality results, Bermex maintains total control over the manufacturing process. From start to finish their expert builders are involved. With more than 500 employees and state-of-the-air technology, they are focused on quality.

 

Bermex also knows the importance of sustainability. Their tagline ‘Bermex furniture...made in harmony with environment’ is something they take seriously.

 

Green initiatives include:

  • For each tree that is cut down, a new plantation is done. This is an excellent way of ensuring the renewal of used resources!  
  • Every necessary effort is done so the wood that is cut away during production of a Bermex furniture is used for creating marketing tools or other items.  
  • All residues coming from different products used by the finishing department are 100% recycled by CHEMREC.  
  • A structured planning process allows Bermex to ship furniture while minimizing the carbon gas emissions and fuel consumption.  
  • Quality of Bermex furniture offers an optimum life span. This is a heritage that contributes to protecting your environment and that of following generations. To choose Bermex is an intelligent investment.

Smitty’s is proud to carry quality and eco-friendly brands like Bermex. Come and visit us to see the latest dining room furniture designs and explore how you can customize your dining room to make it truly your own.

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Your Look, Your Style, Your Home — Amisco Bedroom Furniture

Amisco is a Quebec-based company that specializes in designing and producing quality, long-lasting products. Their line of bedroom furniture is some of the most comfortable and durable in the industry, and their innovative designs look great in any space.

 

Traditional & Contemporary

 

Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, Amisco offers a lot of choice. From classic footboard beds and platform beds, to upholstered and trendy, their line of bed frames is smartly designed.

 

Bed frame design elements include the use of solid wood, distressed wood, steel, and padded headboards for ultimate comfort.

 

Some of the latest urban styles incorporate built-in night stands that fit right onto the frame. Having a bedside table at exactly the right height is very handy.

 

Children’s Beds

Amisco designs and produces an innovative line of children’s beds in a wide variety of styles.

 

Upholstered beds offer a stylish and comfortable look for your child’s room. From soft, muted colours to funky colourful fabrics, you can turn any space into a kid-friendly room.

 

If traditional is more your speed, Amisco produces solidly crafted frames with metal and wood headboards and footboards in a variety of colours and shapes.

 

Amisco also builds trundle beds which can provide you with excellent functionality — you don’t need any extra room for footboards or headboards which makes them quite good in small spaces. You can even use a trundle bed as a daybed, depending on your space.

 

Customization

 

Amisco offers customization of its products. This means you can select your fabric covering for the headboard, the type of metal used for the frame and legs, and even the type of wood used.

 

Offering a wide selection of materials means that you can create a one-of-a-kind piece that fits your style and room perfectly. You can achieve the look you want, without compromise.
 

Come and visit Smitty’s and check out the wonderfully designed Amisco beds — there’s a style for everyone.

 

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Durham Bedroom Furniture

Durham Furniture has been designing and building solid wood furniture since 1899. Known for their exceptional quality, distinguished features, and sustainably harvested materials, Durham is an amazing Canadian company.

 

Located in Durham, Ontario, the business employs nearly 200 craftspeople, some of which include generations of families working together, who produce environmentally responsible and beautifully designed furniture.

 

Environmentally Sustainable Construction

 

When you purchase a piece of Durham solid wood furniture, you can rest assured that it was produced in an environmentally sustainable and ethical way.

 

Durham Furniture builds its solid wood products using lumber from replenishing North American forests, and they continually work towards improving their environmental performance and reducing their ecological footprint.

 

Their commitment to sustainable production is solid and has been acknowledged by the following third-party certifications:

  • Sustainable Furnishings Council – Silver Exemplary Corporate Member
  • California Air Resources Board Compliance (CARB) – all Durham Furniture products meet and exceed the CARB 2 compliance requirements of the State of California

 

Ethically Sustainable Construction

 

Durham Furniture is also committed to their Social Equity Code of Conduct (which extends to their suppliers) and includes the following principles:

  • Provide proper wages and working conditions for employees
  • Use sustainable practices in acquiring all products
  • Develop a continuous improvement program for environmental practices
  • Have a strong commitment to health and safety for employees and their communities

They have even set up a liaison committee with local Durham residents to communicate what the company is doing to protect the environment and support living conditions around their manufacturing plant. Durham is committed to being a socially responsible member of their community.

 

Traditional, Contemporary, Transitional

 

Not only does Durham build their amazing furniture in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, but their products are also fantastic.

 

Their line of bedroom furniture comes in a wide array of styles to suit any home.

 

The traditional line takes their cue from 17th and 19th century furnishings and incorporates deeply coloured wood. Styles range from sleigh beds to European style grandeur featuring ornate carvings.

 

The contemporary line incorporates Asian and urban styles with wood and metal in a range of tones and stains.

 

The transitional line incorporates furniture that is a mix of traditional and contemporary with fewer ornate features, clean lines, and contrasting elements.


Smitty’s is proud to offer our customers Durham bedroom furniture. Visit our showrooms and check out their beautiful and sustainable line of bedroom furnishings, you won’t be disappointed.

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Artage - 50th Anniversary

Artage Occasional Table at Smitty's Fine Furniture in Ontario

2017 is an exciting year for Artage International Inc. as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary!

 

Artage has been producing fashionable steel furniture since 1967, and they remain one of the few metal fabricators left in North America that produce occasional tables.

 

Over the years, Artage has provided gorgeous furnishings to both large and small customers. Committed to craftsmanship, Artage designs and crafts furniture for the design-conscious consumer. Constantly developing new styles and finishes to reflect market and fashion trends, Artage is a true leader in Canadian design.

 

Quality from start to finish

 

Over the years, increased competition from other parts of globe has resulted in many producers creating products quickly, sometimes with lower quality standards, and with a lack of customization.

 

Artage has gone the opposite direction by deliberately choosing to remain in Canada, focusing on building quality pieces, and offering customers the ability to customize select products.

 

All of Artage’s metal tables are produced at their 24,000 square foot factory. From the beginning stage of working with raw metal to the welding, drilling, and polishing, Artage pays careful attention to the entire process. They are focused on ensuring that the highest quality standards are always met and are evident to the end user.

 

The latest trends

Artage Bar Cart at Smitty's Fine Furniture in Canada

Always on trend, Artage is currently showcasing a wide variety of gold and champagne toned occasional tables, drink tables, wine/storage carts, and console tables.

 

They are also featuring their ‘Options Program’ which enables customers to select from five domestically-produced table collections and customize the frame, finish, and top.

 

Artage offers customers a wide range of finishes and highlights. From painted to plated, your custom furniture will look stunning.

 

Smitty’s is proud to carry this beautiful and creative brand in our showrooms. Visit Smitty’s online, and in-store, to see the latest from Artage.

 

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Palliser’s Inspirations Line at Smitty’s Fine Furniture

​We’re excited to introduce that Palliser’s Inspirations line is now available at Smitty’s Fine Furniture!

 

Palliser is one of our favourite Canadian brands for quality furniture, and their Inspirations line proves why they’re one of the best. This new line of furniture allows you to fully customize your piece, either in-store or online, to get the best fit for you and your home.

 

From the arms and legs, to the level of comfort, and the colour of the upholstery — you get to choose everything.

 

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, choose from their curated and beautifully decorated room examples to see what Palliser recommends based on your chosen style.

 

Whether you want a classic three-seat sofa or a four-seat sectional with chaise lounge, choose the option that best works for your space and your needs. But don’t stop there! You can browse among dozens of leather and fabric upholsteries to find your dream combination.

 

Once you’ve built the perfect piece of furniture, you can browse coordinating pieces to bring it all together with a cohesive look.

 

It will take about 8 to 10 weeks to get your custom furniture. That means you have lots of time to get out, enjoy the summer, and then you can come inside to enjoy your brand new furniture in the fall!

 

Don’t forget that our in-store designers are always here to help with any of your interior design or furniture questions. Combine their expertise with Palliser’s beautiful new line and see your dream designs come to life.


Try Palliser’s new line today, and come into one of our locations in Hanover and Kitchener to get started.

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Home Theatres from Palliser

Home theatre set up from Palliser at Smitty's Fine Furniture in Canada It’s every homeowner’s dream: to have a home theatre just steps away with the coziest recliners, big screen TV, and your very own concession stand.

 

With Palliser’s line of motion furniture and recliners, your dream can become a reality!

 

Palliser Furniture specializes in at-home theatre seating and in two-person or three-person seating sets. These seating pieces can be put together, making it the perfect combination for your family and home. Each theatre seat comes with its own cup holder and individual controls so you can recline as much, or as little, as you want.

 

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill theatre seats. The Palliser line of home theatre seating features the latest in power technology. The luxury of power seating has now become the standard for customers of all ages, allowing for optimum comfort at the touch of a button.

 

In addition to high quality production and a focus on the highest level of comfort, most of Palliser’s recliners also include options and accessories like:

  • Adjustable tablet holders for any model of e-reader.
  • Wireless bass shakers, to let you feel the sound.
  • Acrylic side tables on either side of the furniture.
  • In-arm storage, to hold your tablet, remotes, etc.
  • A battery pack to help you avoid the hassle of cords.
  • LED lights, to help you find your seat - and your beverage.
  • Flexible lights at each seat.
  • Glass holders, to keep your beverage elevated.
  • Adjustable sliding armrests, for your personal comfort level.
  • Removable tray tables, to keep your snacks handy.

Palliser is the perfect choice for your home theatre needs. Their home theatre seating sets come in modern and classic designs, and you can choose from a wide range of attractive upholstery or leather options to perfectly suit your home and style.

 

It’s easier than ever to turn any room into a home theatre.


Start planning your new space with the room planner from Smitty’s Fine Furniture, or visit one of our locations in Hanover and Kitchener to get started with one of our experienced customer service representatives.

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Supplier Spotlight: Superstyle

​Quality, Canadian-made, and stylish. At Smitty’s Fine Furniture, we’ve proudly carried Superstyle furniture for over 30 years.

 

Superstyle has been a leader in the furniture industry since its founding in 1967. Their philosophy is Impeccable Quality, Exceptional Value and Excellent Service, and it shows in every one of their products.

 

Their wide range of leather and fabric sofas, sectionals, home accents, and occasional chairs make a beautiful addition to any space, with quality that you can rely on for years to come.

 

“With superior craftsmanship inside, and the finest fabrics outside, you can be certain the Superstyle line of products are of the highest quality.”

 

We’re not the only ones who love Superstyle Furniture. This award-winning company has received a number of Trillium Awards and Canadian Home Furnishing awards recognizing their design excellence and innovation.

 

Superstyle believes in being honest and transparent about their furniture. When you purchase a product from Superstyle, you can expect:

  • Solid hardwood construction.
  • Long-lasting fabrics and foam.
  • Advanced design and pattern consistency.

Superstyle stands behind their products. Each piece comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and the quality and durability of your new furniture is always guaranteed. Their commitment to design excellence and innovation makes them one of the best furniture companies in the country and the world.

 

For more information about Superstyle, check out their website, or come into Smitty’s in Hanover or Kitchener to see our selection of Superstyle furniture! Our talented customer service team would love to help you pick out the perfect Superstyle piece for your space.

 

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Supplier Spotlight - Brentwood

From transitional to contemporary design, Brentwood has your lifestyle covered. Designed and manufactured in Canada, Brentwood’s products are award-winning, comfortable, stylish, sustainably produced, and customizable.


Fabrics galore!

 

Brentwood fabric swatch at Smitty's Fine Furniture in CanadaBrentwood is renowned for their fabric library which includes over 1,000 patterns in a multitude of colours, sourced from all corners of the globe. From the latest in Scottish wool, to the finest Belgian fabrics — Brentwood offers you a selection of quality fabrics that is second to none.

 

Smitty’s showroom offers a variety of Brentwood furniture lines, and one of our expert team members will be delighted to help you choose from the wide selection of textile samples.

 

Whether it’s a brand new sofa, or a fun and colour set of throw pillows, we can help you find the perfect fabric for your space.

 

Eco-friendly and sustainable

 

You can feel good about bringing a Brentwood product into your home, not just because they are Canadian-made, but because Brentwood’s products are made with soy-based polyfoam.

 

This natural soybean product provides you with sustainable comfort that doesn’t sacrifice style.

 

The materials are halogen free, and free of mercury, lead, and other heavy metals. The products do not contain any CFC's, PBDE's, or TDCPP (Tris) and their foam is free of any harmful flame retardant chemicals (FR's). Selected products also feature certified sustainable, kiln-dried wood framing.

 

Brentwood Classics is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a non-profit industry association committed to promoting sustainable practices within the home furnishings industry.


Designed for you

 

Interior designers at Smitty's Fine Furniture creating a customer design Brentwood’s products are designed to work in any space. From aged modern and contemporary, to traditional and transitional — their timeless aesthetic, matched with natural elements, looks great in any room.

 

Brentwood has been specializing in custom furniture for over 35 years and they are the experts when it comes to quality design and hand made construction.

 

Check out the Brentwood lines at Smitty’s online and in store to find your perfect pieces.

 

Thanks to Brentwood for the images! You can check them out on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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Supplier Spotlight - Bermex

Looking for a great, stylish dining set to really make a statement in your dining room? Look no further than Bermex, proudly stocked at Smitty’s Fine Furniture.

 

Bermex is a Quebec-based furniture manufacturer specializing in dining set and pub tables founded in 1983. With more than 575 employees and 11 state-of-the-art factories, they are one of North America’s largest dining set manufacturers. Click here to see photos from our visit to their facility!

 

Bermex produces the highest quality solid wood casual and formal dining room furniture, pub tables and bar stools, with over 400 models to choose from. Their furniture is made only from select, solid North American birch wood. They control everything from the selection of the raw wood to the finishing of the furniture to ensure the best quality products for their customers.

 

Bermex dining furniture comes in over 140 finishes and almost 200 different fabrics, offering a wide choice of furniture as so you can get the look you want, as precise as your palette. With customizable features and the restoration hardware look, it’s no wonder they are renowned for their products.

 

In addition to being a leader in design, quality, solidity and warranty in the furniture industry, Bermex is also a leader in environmental sustainability. Their high quality furniture is built to last a lifetime, reducing waste. And for every tree they cut down to make a piece of furniture, a new one is planted.


Come into our Kitchener or Hanover locations to see the quality and style of Bermex furniture for yourself!

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