Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.