Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it's often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.
Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that's always in style is color.
Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.