Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.