Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
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.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.