Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
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 principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.