Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.