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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.