Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.