You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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 chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.