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.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
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.