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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
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.
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.