A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
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.