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Nice and New: Target's Eco Furniture Line

Nice and New: Target's Eco Furniture Line

I am a big fan of Target. So many of its products — especially the Go International designer clothing lines — look more expensive than they are and are well-designed to boot. So I was intrigued to read on Dwell's blog that the retailer now has a line of eco-friendly furniture.

The collection of tables, desks, stands, and shelves are made from FSC/Rainforest Alliance Certified SmartWood with formaldehyde-free and non-toxic stains and finishes. And unlike most of my Target clothes, this furniture is made in the U.S. in order to conserve fuel that would be used in shipping. Cool!

As for the look, well — I have mixed feelings about this stuff. Some of it is very stylish; I really love this Intown Coffee Table in Steel ($329.99, above left). But the furniture with the Slate finish, including Linear Round Cocktail Table ($219.99, right), looks like it belongs in a college dude's living room. What do you guys think?

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