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 chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.