A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it, and I put pictures in it.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.