A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.