Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.