• A MATTER OF PERCEPTION

    An exhibition in celebration of 10 Years of DAMN° magazine
    at the 24th edition of Biennale Interieur

    .DAMn° exhibition, Broeltorens, Kortrijk, Belgium, 17-26 October.

    A Matter of Perception brings an exhibition featuring exclusive objects & visual offerings in an unusual setting - the fittingly un-ivory like Broel Tower (Broeltoren) in Kortrijk. As well as presenting exclusive works produced by some of our creative conspirators, such as the Campana Brothers, Jasper Morrison, Bjarke Ingels, Martí Guixé, Alberto Alessi, Philippe Starck, Alfredo Häberli, Michael Young, Denise Scott Brown, Julien De Smedt, Maison Marie Mees Cathérine Biasino Luke Pearson, Didier Faustino, and Daniel Gonzaléz, we are also showing many other unique pieces.

  • Bed collection

    The linen used in our collection is of 100% European origin. On request, Alfred offers made to measure bed linen (whenever possible). All our linen can be washed at 60° and can be tumble dried.

    Specifications:
    100% Linen
    100% Percal coton (Eva/Romy)

  • NORMA
    100% Linen

  • ETHEL
    100% Linen

  • JUDITH GREY
    100% Linen

  • JUDITH BLACK
    100% Linen

  • FRANCES
    100% Linen

  • VIVIEN
    100% Linen

  • ROMY
    100% Percal coton

  • EVA
    100% Percal coton

  • EMMA
    100% Linen

  • Table collection

    The linen used in our collection is of 100% European origin. Alfred provides the service to produce costumised sizes (if possible). Our linen can be washed at 60° and can be tumble dried.

    Specifications:
    100% Linen
    52% Linen / 48% Coton (Marnie)

  • MARTHA
    100% Linen

  • JUDY
    100% Linen

  • MARNIE
    52% Linen / 48% Coton

  • VERONICA
    100% Linen

  • DORIS
    100% Linen

  • LINA
    100% Linen

  • ALMA
    100% Linen

  • GRACE
    100% Linen

  • Rugs collection

    The strength of the rugs is a beautiful interplay between fabric and design. Alfred chose a 100% natural fiber, blending New Zealand wool, which is known for its softness, and Portuguese wool, which adds strength.
    This wool mix ensures that the rugs have a nice texture and are pleasant to touch. The strong contrasts of the rugs give the series a timeless and contemporary character, a feature that is in line with the rest of the Alfred home collection.
    The craft and tradition of hand weaving enhances the special character of the rugs. Each rug is woven and finished with great care. This technique allows designing for a specific space, to meet a customer's special wish or in function of a project.

    Specifications:
    Hand-woven
    100% Wool (wool mix New Zealand and Portuguese)
    Dimensions: width max 5 meters, unlimited length.
    standard: 170 cm / 240 cm

  • CAROLL
    100% Wool

  • FRENZY
    100% Wool

  • GLADYS
    100% Wool

  • Homewear collection

    The kimono is slightly wrinkled, which is a characteristic of the fabric. The special finish makes the fabric very soft and gives a very comfortable feeling while wearing.
    Ironing is unnecessary after washing. This kimono is available in off-white and deep blue (the same color as the Vivien bed linen). Our homewear perfectly complements our bed linen, both in fabric as in style.

    Specifications:
    100% Washed linen

  • TIPPI
    100% Washed linen

  • Curtains collection

    The curtains are made out of 40% wool and 60% linen. This mixture offers a beautiful result. Wool is a fabric that wrinkles very little, which is a great feature. We weave the fabric of our curtains in Belgium using very durable wool and Belgian linen of magnificent quality. We offer our knowledge and expertise in curtains and rugs to architects, interior designers, shopkeepers or any other interested person and we can join them on location to determine the best fit.
    All our curtains can be made to measure. Our services include manufacturing and fitting. We can also design specifically to meet the needs of a building or room. For many years, we have been working with the same sewing professionals, whose skills and feel for finish are unrivalled.
    Of course, all our fabrics can be purchased by the meter with a standard width of 150cm. For larger surfaces, we can provide the fabric at 300cm width. All fabrics can be made fireproof, on request.

    Specifications:
    60% Linen / 40% Wool

  • JULES GREY
    60% Linen / 40% Wool

  • JULES MOUSE
    60% Linen / 40% Wool

  • JULES STONE
    60% Linen / 40% Wool

  • JULES SIENNA
    60% Linen / 40% Wool

  • JULES FLAX
    60% Linen / 40% Wool

  • JIM PAPYRUS
    60% Linen / 40% Wool

  • JIM GREY
    60% Linen / 40% Wool


    • Marie José Vanhee architecten

      House Zuidzande
      Design: MjVanhee architecten
      Curtain: Jules Mouse, linen/wool
      Confection: Hilde Druant
      Photography: David Grandorge

    • Ilse Popelier

      House C
      Design: Ilse Popelier
      Curtain: Jules Stone, linen/wool
      Confection: Hilde Druant
      Photography: Michiel Hendrickx

    • 360° Achitecten

      Care home Lommel
      Design: 360° architecten
      Curtain: Jules Grey, linen/wool flame retarded coating
      Photography: Bas Smets
      Photography: Stany Dederen

    • House Coupure

      Design: Ilse Popelier
      Curtain: Jules Sienna, linen/wool
      Carpet: Gladys
      Photography: Steven Neyrinck

    • Arte
      This Arte collection designed by Marie Mees and Cathérine Biasino goes beyond the flat wall-covering and brings the wall enchantingly to life. The technique of printing and the application of relief is used to give light the opportunity to transform the wall, or, as the renowned French architect Le Corbusier so poetically put it, 'le jeu savant des formes sous la lumière' (the clever game of forms in light). The surface of the wall is such that it changes according to the intensity of light and the angle from which it is viewed. It is the right variegation of matt and shiny printing or small and subtle changes in relief that make this extra experience possible.

      Marc Dubois

    • Damast
      For the City of Kortrijk, Designregio Kortrijk vzw commissioned us to design a new tablecloth, meant to be used as the official gift of the city.
      The result is a damast tablecloth in 100% linen.





    • Portret
      Atelier

      CONTACT INFO:

      Marie Mees
      M 0032 477 294 556

      Cathérine Biasino
      M 0032 475 475 883

      info@thealfredcollection.com

      Napoleon Destanbergstraat 11/101
      9000 Gent — Belgium

    • About
      By putting a range of household linen on the market under the Alfred label, Marie Mees and Cathérine Biasino are deliberately expressing a timeless ambition and a passion for textiles. It's a question of control, from the originality of the design to the extremely high quality of the end product. Every link in the chain is of crucial importance and is followed up with the same energy and care, resulting in a refined and durable product.
      After years of working with leading brands in the textile and carpet sector, the decision to put together and market their own collection was almost self-evident. By creating high-quality products, they wish to respond to a gap in the market, with creations in which as much care is put into the design as the technical execution. Creation and execution are inextricably linked, and it is precisely by putting every stage of the process on an equal footing that it is possible to end up with a unique product.
      Examining the collection closely, one finds oneself in the intense world of detail. But detail is all too often seen as an add-on, whereas in fact it is precisely in the detail that we find the essence of what did not strike us at first glance. In a world of superficial images, many people find it hard to grasp the care and attention paid to refinement. It is not so natural to attend so meticulously to the less conspicuous qualities of a product.
      It is precisely in this introduction of subtle elements which are not initially obvious that we find the key to understanding and appreciating the textile designs by Marie Mees and Cathérine Biasino.
      The essence of the collection is quality and durability. The thinking consumer will be increasingly aware that a limited number of items, whether it be textiles or other products, is preferable to a reduction in quality. Knowing that behind a product there are people with specialist skills who have worked on it with heart and soul gives this household linen an added human value.
      This is a collection that seeks the beauty of the essential, an almost invisible perfection combining order, proportion and pattern. These two ladies have, with the greatest refinement, created the Alfred collection as an experience that far transcends the visual. Their aim is to appeal to both the sensitive consumer and the project market.

      Marc Dubois
      March 2009

    • Photography by Ronald Stoops: Alma, Doris, Grace, Veronica,
      Marnie, Vivien, Judith, Emma, Frances, Eva, Romy, Maison 01, Damast

      Photography by Filip Dujardin: Lina


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      www.ronaldstoops.com
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      www.snfoto.be
      www.mjvanhee.be
      www.office360.be
      www.studiorgb.be
      www.janenrandoald.be
      www.michielhendryckx.be
      www.lightstories.be