To me furniture and design is like a deep friendship. It´s never perfect nor will it ever obtain perfection. It´s only perfect due to its imperfection. You can always work on it and improve it.
Furniture design leaves no reason for "small talk" as Wegner points out in his mindset about unnecessary detail and material used. Furniture may never become a casual acquaintance. It must be heartfelt and you must be able to recognize soul, depth and nerve in the design.