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.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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.