Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
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.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.