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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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 common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.