In We Don’t Embroider Cushions Here artists Augustine and Josephine Rockebrune reveal a new and outrageous chapter in
the legend of designer Charlotte Perriand and her famous master Le Corbusier.
50 years after Corbusier’s death, this book documents how his degrading view of women haunts the very chair his unpaid and uncredited assistant Perriand designed in his shadow: the LC4. Throughout 192 pages of screenshots, uncovered through meticulous research on adult websites, the sisters Rockebrune explore the diabolical irony with which Perriand’s iconic chaise longue has become a preferred “fuck-prop” in the adult film industry. Readers will witness how the LC4 has become the leather “altar” on which women of all races are systematically reduced to objects, good for nothing but whoring or - as Le Corbusier suggested to Perriand - “embroidering cushions”.
We Don’t Embroider Cushions Here is printed in a limited edition of 500 numbered copies, and is published in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death. Title: We Don’t Embroider Cushions Here / Authors: Augustine and Josephine Rockebrune / Graphic design: Boris Datore / Publisher: Édition Monumental / Pages: 212 / Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.
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