Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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 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.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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 designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.