A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.