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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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 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 designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.