Miu Miu Trivia

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  1. For all of you out there, especially me, who have been confused as to how the Miu Miu Matalesse, AKA: Coffer, got its name I'm bored and decided to poke around and find out. Here's where matelesse comes from:

    Mate`las`se´ (må`lå`sã´)
    a.1.Ornamented by means of an imitation or suggestion of quilting, the surface being marked by depressed lines which form squares or lozenges in relief; as, matelassé silks.n.1.A quilted ornamented dress fabric of silk or silk and wool.

    Now with Coffer, here you go:
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    For other uses, see Coffer (disambiguation).

    Coffering on the ceiling of the Pantheon, Rome
    A coffer (plural: coffering) in architecture, is a sunken panel in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon that serves as a structural or decorative device in a ceiling or vault.[1] These sunken panels may also be referred to as coffered ceilings, caissons, or, fancifully, lacunaria.[2]
    Experimentation with the possible shapes of coffering, which solve problems of mathematical tiling, or tesselation, were a feature of Renaissance architecture. The more complicated problems of diminishing the scale of the individual coffers were presented by the requirements of curved surfaces of vaults and domes.


    NOW I get it! :yes: :smartass:
  2. Great to know!! :okay:Thanks for taking the time to look this up PP!! :yes:
  3. Ah! I always thought Prada/Miu Miu just made up names randomly. It all makes sense now.

    Still can't read Coffer without thinking Coffin Dodger though...
  4. Great info on the terminology ! You've mastered in MiuMiu :woohoo:.... Thanks !
  5. I've been meaning to look this up myself (procrastina is my middle name!). Thanks!