Brent Smith


Brent D. Smith is the owner and founder of the Brent Smith Group. Previously he served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Chanintr Living, the leading retailer of luxury home furnishings in Thailand.

Chanintr Living holds the exclusive distribution rights for the following brands: Barbara Barry, Baker, Bolier, Bulthaup, Chime Design, Christian Liaigre, Dedon, Martha Stewart, Minotti, Posh Hickory Chair, Sleep to Live, Kravet, McGuire, HBF, Herman Miller, Shaw, Safavieh, Thomasville and Visual Comfort.

“From the simplest pleasure of walking in the damp woods after a rainfall, to sipping tea with my Japanese mentor around a wooden table while sitting on tatami admiring ceramics and discussing the merits of the perfection of imperfection, the thirst for living a good life has never ebbed.”

He was born in the American Midwest and grew up in Iowa. After graduating from the University of Iowa, he immediately moved to Tokyo, Japan to discover the world. While there, Brent Smith met the man who had the license for distributing Cuban tobacco in Japan. Smith ran his tiny cigar store and the rest is history. Being exposed to cigars, the best wines and spirits naturally led to meeting Japan’s most influential people in business and the arts. That’s where he got his “MBA” in living the good life and it has never slowed down.

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