A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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 universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
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.