Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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.
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.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.