ILK South Yarra

ILK South Yarra by Little Projects




A collaborative project brought to life by Little Projects, Cox Architecture and the Hickory Group, ILK is positioned in the vibrant heart of South Yarra. Elegantly designed one, two and three-bedroom apartments just 3.4km from Melbourne CBD. Little Projects is a multi-faceted property group, whose core competency lies in its ability to purchase inner-city commercial or industrial sites and develop them into desirable residential apartments. Little Projects enlisted the expertise of Cox Architecture to articulate their vision, and Hickory to produce it.

One of Australia's largest architectural firms, Cox have undertaken every type of project, from high rise office towers to warehouse conversions, medium density housing precincts to individual residences. Cox explores ways to enrich and invigorate, leading to diverse solutions and the creation of places which are both relevant and inspiring.

Hickory has forged a reputation as an innovative and dynamic company that has seen it grow into a nationwide construction specialist.  This experience meant that the significant challenges of working on a large scale project within inner city confines were met comfortably and the desired outcome achieved.

ILK South Yarra Exterior

ILK South Yarra Entrance Foyer



Project Brief

Little Project's vision for ILK was to create Melbourne’s best lifestyle development, while bringing a new level of life, diversity and vibrancy to the Toorak Road precinct.

Response to the Brief

Every element of the architecture responds to its location and surrounds. The façade with its distinctive zinc clad hoods bring life and vibrancy to the street. Little Projects vision is supported by utilising Cox Architecture’s principal ideas of Place Making and Craft.

Designer Doorware was engaged to create a complementary product that would elevate the apartment entry features. A differentiation between the general apartments and the 17 Lantern Penthouse apartments also needed to be established. Designer Doorware produced customised door hardware of quality and understated luxury that fulfilled this requirement.

ILK South Yarra Lantern Apartments Entrance


The Architectural Hardware Solution

Designer Doorware offered  the use of special finishes, not typically utilised which provided the perfect aesthetic solution with superior functionality. The PVD Black Bronze finish employed across the general apartment entrances is a highly durable, corrosion and tarnish resistant finish. It was produced in Black Bronze to add an element of depth and sophistication.

The Antique Brass finishes on the Lantern apartment entry door enriched the ‘Black Japan’ stained and routed plywood finishes to the apartment entry doors, entry signs and lighting. 

The Penthouse Lanex entrance handles on round R10 rose on a custom plate were further complimented by matching Turn Snibs and Escutcheons also in Brass Finish.

The stainless steel Palm door handle on a round R90 rose  incorporating privacy sets was utilised across all internal doors.  Bold in design with a long, rectangular form that blends with soft edges, the Palm creates a simple, contemporary finish. This door handle was finished in  Polished Stainless Steel  and complimented by Designer Doorware’s  Flush pulls  FP903-150 and FP911, the E91 Turn Snib and E92-I emergency release  Privacy latches, Door closers and Door stops.

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ILK South Yarra Entrance Handles

ILK South Yarra Entrance


About Designer Doorware's Capabilities

Designer Doorware designs and manufactures superior quality door furniture and architectural hardware including hingesdoor handles and door knobs, door pull handles, sliding door hardware, door hardware accessories, door closers, locks, cabinet door handles, and bathroom accessories. Our products offer timeless qualities to suit a variety of architectural styles and budgets, with thousands of product options and combinations to choose from.

If you are looking for something extra special, our custom design service can create hardware to complement any commercial or residential project, no matter how unique your requirements. We regularly work with Architects, Designers, Developers and Builders on award winning projects of all sizes across Australia, Asia-Pacific and the USA. With know-how gained through many years of specialised design experience, a well-established international network and best-of-breed manufacturing capabilities, we can operate to short lead times and quickly deliver doorware and accessories anywhere in the world.

Our new Selector Tool makes it easy to visualise, compare and select architectural hardware online. You can review a wide range of products, find related products, get tailored specification sheets, make them into a PDF book and request a quote for your specified products. We also make doorware selection easier with customer services that incorporate interior design advice, specifying, scheduling and more. Contact our friendly, highly qualified team to help create that final complement to your project.

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