Loungewear and bedding label PER-TIM is launching today with a 24-hour sleep in at Monk House Design. Designers Bernadette Francis and Laura Albee Barton will launch their debut collection Club Bed at the Lygon Street shop, at the same time giving shoppers and passers-by a taste of what their sleeping arrangements could look like after a PER-TIM treatment.
Set designer Matthew Adey of House of Vnholy, whose work is more commonly seen on theatre stages and art installations, has constructed a minimal four-poster bed in Monk House Design, which will be bedecked in PER-TIM’s bed linen range. The cool cotton sateen doona cover and pillowcase sets, which come in matching prints to the clothing, will be just right for the balmy nights to come, and are available in cool colours including the marble-like ‘Restoration’ print and ‘Rejuvenation’ print reminiscent of sparkling swimming pools.
While the PER-TIM collection is being touted as loungewear, the pieces sit somewhere between comfy sleepwear and chic everyday basics, meaning the wearer can go from sleep to street in the same outfit if they want to.
“We wanted to create a brand that’s very Australian, which means focusing on the comfort factor,” Francis says. “With the Monk House Design installation, we wanted to highlight the idea that you can wear the pieces in bed and outside without sacrificing comfort.”
The Monk House Design installation is on now until Monday 2 December. A Monk House staff member will be lounging and sleeping on the specially made bed for 24 hours from Friday 29 November, starting at 11am.