Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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 designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.