Mountain View, CA and online
Gingko's mission is to offer well-designed, practical, quality home furnishings at an affordable price point. Their collection is Asian-inspired, but with a light, contemporary touch. It doesn't have the heavy finishes or embellishment of traditional Asian furniture.
The furnishings have a modern, organic feel. They're made of solid wood, and 90% of their pieces are made from wood used in previous structures, such as old posts and beams, and doors. As Sarah Chang, one of the company's three partners, says, "Veneer doesn't speak to you."
Gingko sells beds, sofas, tables, chairs, cabinets, and room dividers. They also carry accessories such as pillows, mirrors, and rugs, but they only sell items that they love and feel enhance the look. It's possible to have them customize
furniture by adding drawers or shelves, changing dimensions, and so on.
There are also locations in Mountain View and Portland -- and shipping is available.
(Edited from this post originally published 05.15.06)