"The tree's fate rests with the woodworker. In hundreds of years its lively juices have nurtured its unique substance."
"...My relationship to furniture and construction is basically my dialogue with a tree, with a complete and psychic empathy ... Since design need not be a personal expression, the function of construction becomes primary."
"Hours spent by a true craftsmen in bringing out the grain, which has long been imprisoned in the truck of the tree, is an act of creation in itself. he passes his hand over the satiny texture and finds god within."