Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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.
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.
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 principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
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.