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.
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 common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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 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.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
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.
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.