As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
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.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.