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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1933

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

2021

Brochure, Charnaux

This is a Brochure. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and published by Charnaux Patent Corset Co. Ltd. and printed by The Curwen Press. It is dated 1933–35. Its medium is bronzing. 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 Simon Rendall Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 20.2 × 15.4 cm (7 15/16 × 6 1/16 in.)

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