Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.