Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.