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Standout details include custom mosaic flooring in the renowned Goyard motif, an oversized bronze-and-brass chandelier, large brass-and-glass vitrines from the Goyard archive and 1940s-era furnishings from Maison Jansen and Maison Dominique.
More traditional in approach is Corinne Chaix’s meticulously drawn portrait of legendary artist Ed Moses isolated in a huge plexiglass vitrine.
One of the best juxtapositions is a vitrine that alternates three Sottsass glass objects with three kachina figures by unrecorded Hopi artists whose colorful geometric forms clearly relate.
Women’s: Ruffled velvet blouse ($325) folded on a raw aluminum table; leather floor-length trench ($2,495) on a mannequin in a vitrine. 3.
Shaw Osha has a great story, starting with the diary of her great-great grandmother (in a vitrine), and extending to her field trip to her ancestral South, exploring a slave-owing past.
The elevator doors open onto two vitrines and a wall case filled with 28 pulp magazines and novels.
There are textile swatches everywhere: in vitrines, covering light fixtures, stretching across walls.
That architectural expression, a vitrine, simultaneously safeguards and sanctifies the documents.
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The history of "vitrine" is clear as glass. It comes to English by way of the Old French word vitre, meaning "pane of glass," from Latin vitrum, meaning "glass." "Vitrum" has contributed a number of words to the English language besides "vitrine." "Vitreous" ("resembling glass" or "relating to, derived from, or consisting of glass") is the most common of these. "Vitrify" ("to convert or become converted into glass or into a glassy substance by heat and fusion") is another. A much rarer "vitrum" word - and one that also entered English by way of "vitre" - is vitrailed, meaning "fitted with stained glass."
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First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
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