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.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
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.
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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
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.