Made: Ximula (manufactured in Singapore)
I am: A patented aluminium joinery concept that allows you to mix a range of cabinets, shelves, drawers, rails and doors, ideal for wardrobes, shelving and entertainment units
Ximula was the system chosen by acclaimed architect Caroline Pidcock for her own home – a run-down 1880’s heritage listed terrace in in Argyle Place, The Rocks, Sydney. As one of Sydney’s most significant harbour side streetscapes, the two bedroom plus attic terrace offers Caroline and her partner John the opportunity of a lifetime to live in a piece of Sydney’s early history.
Being a heritage building of immense historical value, any changes to the building can be extremely challenging. Caroline comments ‘As conservators of a home in such an important area, we need to respect and restore the existing fabric as much as possible.’
The project will take around 2-5 years, depending on the approvals and resources. To live in the home whilst the project is taking place, it was important to ensure order and organisation in certain areas almost immediately – in the bedroom and dressing room (second bedroom). The Ximula system offered the perfect solution, and was chosen for this prestigious historical home.
‘I wanted the storage benefits of a built in wardrobe without the damage it would cause to the skirting boards and walls. This system is attached only where the columns touch the walls, with all the other parts hanging off the columns. This means that if we decided to use the room for a different purpose in the future, it will be simple to remove it and repair the small holes. Importantly, we wanted something that would look great and timeless while functioning well.’
Aluminium extrusion with optional panel finishes including laminate, timber veneer, glass, mirror and leather
Dimensions: Custom design
For more information:
Ximula Australia Pty Ltd
New Display at the Gelosa showroom
Level 1 69 O’Riordan Street Alexandria
P: 1300 389 531