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This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

 

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1933

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

2021

2022

  • You found it!

Brochure, Charnaux, 1933–1935

This is a Brochure. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and printed by Lund Humphries and featuring artwork by Man Ray and made for (as the client) Charnaux Patent Corset Co. Ltd..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Victoria & Albert Museum as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is dated 1933–1935. Its medium is letterpress and lithograph. It is a part of the department.


The Charnaux Patent Corset Co. made use of material innovations to develop rubber undergarments for women. The company claimed that geometric patterns of perforations provided support and freedom of movement. Charnaux sought a modern, provocative identity for its brand, engaging Kauffer, Man Ray, Francis Bruguière, Hans Schleger (Zero), and others who worked at Percy Lund, Humphries & Co.

It is credited Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 22.9 × 30.4 cm (9 in. × 11 15/16 in.) H x W: 22.9 × 15.2 cm (9 × 6 in.) Frame H x W x D: 90.8 × 67.9 × 4 cm (35 3/4 × 26 3/4 × 1 9/16 in.)

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