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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.