As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
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.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.
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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.