A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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 designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it's often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.
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.