A mountaineer in deep snow, long wooden skis over her shoulder, pushes up the last pitch of a steep ascent. Beyond, shards of the Alps rise tumultuously against a clear, cold sky. This view of Charlotte Perriand in the early 1930s, “face-to-face with the sky and infinity, ” as she described it, contrasts vividly with a much more widely published photograph of her resting elegantly on her tubular steel chaise lounge, face turned toward a pure white wall—a calculated depiction This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 51 John Pawson From the king of minimalism: “I find the essential and get the design down to a point where you can’t add or subtract from it.” Design Interiors Issue 51 Axel Vervoordt Inside the world of Axel Vervoordt. Design Issue 51 Kim Lenschow The architect who wants to show you how your house works. Design Issue 51 Sean Canty The Harvard professor on architecture as a driver for social change. Design Issue 51 Cult Rooms The Pavilhão de Portugal. Design Issue 49 Marcio Kogan On the pursuit of perfection.