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.
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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
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.
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.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.