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.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.