Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.