It's not just a pretty picture. It's business.
The Brent Smith Group is actively involved in representing brands and ideas in the Asian markets. We are Visual Experience Merchandisers. Brand & Retail Consultants. Brand & Sales Representatives.
Ralph Lauren Bed & Bath
Visual Comfort: Barbara Barry
Kelly Wearstler Sculpture
Ralph Lauren Lighting
Visual Comfort: AERIN
Visual Comfort: Thomas O'Brien
Ralph Lauren Lighting
RALPH LAUREN HOME
Ralph Lauren Home
Visual Comfort: Thomas O'Brien
Our Current Portfolio of Brands:
Two thousand thirteen marked the 30th anniversary of Ralph Lauren’s pioneering home collection, a line whose impact and influence have been monumental. Customers can now buy Ralph Lauren bedding, furniture, lighting, rugs, china and glassware, wall coverings, and paint in a wide variety of looks with evocative names such as Thoroughbred, Modern Penthouse, Jamaica, and Apartment No. One. The latter was inspired by the Duke of Windsor and named for the residence at London’s Kensington Palace where Prince William and Kate Middleton will make their home. The Brent Smith Group is the Representative Office in Asia for Ralph Lauren Home including Furniture, Lighting, Floor Covering, Wall-covering, Fabric, Art, Giftware, Tabletop, Home Fragrance, Bedding and Bath.
For nearly 30 years, Visual Comfort has produced lighting with some of the most influential names in design using natural materials of exceptional quality and distinctive, hand-applied, living finishes. Visual Comfort offers a broad assortment of lighting featuring many prominent designs synonymous with high style and functionality. Designers represented include: AERIN, Barbara Barry, E.F. Chapman, Clodagh, Eric Cohler, David Easton, Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler, Ralph Lauren, Thomas O’Brien, Michael S. Smith, Kate Spade New York, Kelly Wearstler and Niermann Weeks. The Brent Smith Group is the Representative Office in Asia for Visual Comfort & Co.
L’OBJET aspires to create designs for the home that are both luxurious and functional works of art, crafted with the highest degree of excellence. L’OBJET is the life work of Elad Yifrach. A lifelong traveler, Elad is especially fond of the Mediterranean, its peoples and ways, and its venerable traditions of fine craft. Seeking the most vibrant expression of its purity and elegance, Elad became obsessed with the study of porcelain manufacturing. He then humbly, but determinedly, approached the world’s foremost workshops with a unique vision. While dubious at first, he found a few artisans willing to try. It took months of trial and error, but the resulting pieces were unquestionably bold, beautiful… and above all else, innovative. Those first pieces not only earned him the respect of the craftsmen, but launched Elad into the global design spotlight. The Brent Smith Group is the Representative Office in Asia for L'OBJET.
With a keen appreciation for design history and movements in all eras, Kelly Wearstler approaches each room as a singular work of art. After founding her own design firm Kelly Wearstler Interior Design in the mid-1990s, her ensuing work within the hotel industry built her reputation in California, with The New Yorker dubbing her "the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design." The New York Times said, "her playful, elegantly over-the-top designs for the Avalon Beverly Hills changed the look of boutique hotels around the world," and her designs for the Viceroy hotel chain in the early 2000s have also been noted for their influence on the design industry. She has designed properties for clients such as Gwen Stefani and Cameron Diaz and served as a judge on Bravo's Top Design reality contest in 2007 and 2008. The Brent Smith Group is the Representative Office in Asia for Kelly Wearstler which comprises of Furniture, Accessories, Lighting and Artwork.
Our Past and Current Portfolio of Consulting Clients:
Market Entry Consulting
- America's largest fabric company - worked with this US powerhouse on their Asian strategy.
- All of the brands that we represent which is an important element of brand representation.
- AD 100 Interior Designer based in the US.
- Luxury Thai-based home decor brand - helped move this company from a manufacturer to a brand and reworked their retail platform.
- LA-based interior designer and star of a television show on decorating - worked with this designer on product for US department stores.
- US West Coast To The Trade Showroom - after the founder's passing, helped the new management on new retail concepts.
- LA modern home decor brand - worked with this architectural firm on marketing, merchandising and store experience.
- US-based women's fashion company - worked with the company on building a solid retail platform.
- Thai retailer - reworked their entire retail strategy from top to bottom including new name and logo as well as merchandising.
Visual Experience Merchandising Consulting
- Japanese Fashion Company - created VEM strategy for 15 select shops throughout Japan and China.
- Japanese Retail Design Firm - created VEM for a select shop opening in Ginza, Japan.
- Thai retailer - completely renovated three locations from new flooring to new lighting to complete VEM strategy.