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.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.