Green Fusion Design Center: Green Retail, Education & Showroom All In One


As the name suggests, the Green Fusion Design Center (GFDC) offers a slick combo of green building and design retail, a bookstore, and a showroom for all of their green products. Offering not just the stuff to make your home healthier and more efficient, but also the green knowledge behind the benefits of using bamboo cabinets or no-VOC paint, GFDC aims to bridge the gap between supply and demand for your greener life. The store is located in San Anselmo, California (just north of San Francisco), and recently celebrated the expansion of their showroom into a new, larger gallery space; they now claim to be the largest, most comprehensive green retail store in the Bay Area, with a product list to match. They've got a pretty wide variety of products that reads like a how-to 'hugg your home, from paints and wallcoverings like AFM Safecoat and American Clay Plaster to building materials like kirei board to flooring options including cork and marmoleum to kitchen accoutrements like AlterEco bamboo cabinets and AZCAST stools and tabletop accessories...whew. While it's true that we can't simply buy our way to a greener planet, we think it's important to know that all of these options exist, and love that GFDC emphasizes green education so heavily. The addition of the bookstore is a nice touch as well; it seems like the kind of place you could go and kill an entire afternoon, from checking out the products, chatting up the employees and browsing their selection of books (have any Bay Area TreeHuggers checked it out? Let us know what it's like in the comments section). There's lots more to see at the site (they host events, offer construction and design services, are engaged in the local art community and more), so check it all out at ::Green Fusion Design Center via ::Apartment Therapy: Green

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