A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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 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 chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.