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 49 Marcio Kogan On the pursuit of perfection. Design Issue 42 The Low-Down An architectural conversation starter. Arts & Culture Design Issue 39 What the Duck An introduction to duck architecture. Design Issue 37 Downsizing Unable to travel during lockdown, architects Salem Charabi & Rasmus Stroyberg decided to recreate a favorite building. Design Issue 36 At Work With: Hariri & Hariri Sisters Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri have always been “partners in crime." Charles Shafaieh meets them at their New York architecture studio. Design Issue 35 Spaceship House The mothership of Googie architecture.