About Bradford Smith
Furniture is often categorized into easily recognized styles such as Shaker, Country or Arts and Crafts. Over the past 30 years, I have worked to develop a design language that is truly my own. My description of my style would be "warm contemporary". In doing so, I have been able to create furniture that cannot be pigeonholed into an existing style. Despite this, my work has a familiarity. I achieve this through the use of solid hardwoods, recycled materials, good proportions, and old-fashioned usefulness. I find a warmth and history in each salvaged piece of lumber that I use. The marriage of old and new that can be found in my work plays an important role in expressing the richness of things made today and things made decades ago. I want my furniture to not only tell a story, but also be the beginning of a new story.