Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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 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.
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.