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 designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.