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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.