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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
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.
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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
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.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
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.