Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
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.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.