The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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.
When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.