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:Coffer From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search 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. These sunken panels may also be referred to as coffered ceilings, caissons, or, fancifully, lacunaria. 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!