Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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.
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.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
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 designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.