About Us

Our name originates from the beauty and uniqueness of the Ginkgo Biloba tree and its delicate, uniquely shaped leaves. The Ginkgo tree is deemed a “living fossil,” with ancient fossils clearly related to modern Ginkgo tree.  We are impressed by this ‘living fossil’s’ hardiness, its elegant form and adaptability as ornamental trees in contemporary urban environments. It’s wonderful form and many functions make it an integral part of daily life in urban areas.

We hope our name signifies some of the most distinctive characteristics of the Ginkgo in our endeavour to gather objects for those who appreciate good design and beauty in their daily lives, both to look at and to use.   

At Ginkgo Leaf, our selection of inventory is guided by the Japanese conceptual term Yo-no-bi ("beauty through use"). Alongside Yo-no-bi, well designed equipment must have high functionality for multiple uses.  A plate comes alive when food is placed within its boundaries. Tools and equipment used daily should be minimal, practical and beautiful.

Our primary focus is well crafted, well designed contemporary Japanese household items such as ceramics, porcelain, glassware, wood crafts, ironware, bath and bed textiles or unique pieces with which to bring delight to their users.

Ginkgo Leaf’s inventory is selected by founder and owner Yew Kong Tham.

Yew Kong Tham
Founder and Director

Ginkgo Leaf Pty Ltd
ABN 46 162 153 488