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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
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.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.