I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
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.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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.