Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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 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.
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.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.