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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.