Interesting that, of all things sexual, a giant hairy carpet makes you think of penises . . .
There is a incongruity between what modernism has preached and what it is...I think the issue I had with your conception was that you seemed to take for granted that modernism has succeeded or, in one case, that a particular chair is the best because it was built on modernist principles.
The general distinction you've made of course is correct, except, often, modernism eschews traditional forms and norms simply for the sake of eschewing rather than because they might get in the way.
We're in agreement, then. I didn't mean to imply at any point that it always succeeds in achieving the objective good. It's arguably impossible to know if such a goal is even achievable. Hence, the only workable definition of modernism hinges on its intent and theory, not the results.