A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.