Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.