Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
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 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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.