Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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 is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
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 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 curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.