A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
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 common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.