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" It seems to be a law of design that for every advantage introduced through redesign, there is an accompanying unintended disadvantage. "
" My name is on the door, and I care very much about the design that gets put out. I'm sorry, but it has to be my way. You learn that by working for people like I. M. Pei. You think he isn't a design tyrant? Is Calvin Klein a tyrant? When it came to his dresses, he had to be. "
" I believe that human beings are born first and given passports later. I'm really thankful for my journey. And it's a journey I didn't design. "
" When he entered the Oval Office - by fate, not by design - Citizen Ford knew that he was not perfect, just as he knew he was not perfect when he left. But what president ever was? "
" It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression. "
" I grew up in a small town in Washington State, so I wasn't really aware of costume design as a career growing up, but I loved clothes. I remember I saved all my money, and the first thing that I bought was a white blazer, which was to the horror to my parents. But I have always had a strange connection with clothing. "
" All I've ever wanted to do is design and make; it's what I love doing. "
" Every other piece of industrial design is a pot or a dish or something insignificant. But when you have a chair, it's like a sculpture of a person: it's alive. It's big. You can't miss it. It's a 'look at me!' item. "
" Everything we design is a response to the specific climate and culture of a particular place. "
" Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That's its role. "
" Case studies of failure should be made a part of the vocabulary of every engineer so that he or she can recall or recite them when something in a new design or design process is suggestive of what went wrong in the case study. "
" When I meet celebrities, I have to know what they are like and only then can I design. The clothes have to fit their personality. "
" Obviously, I come from one background, and the people that design fitness equipment have been doing it for years and years, and they know what works and doesn't work. "
" I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical. "
" The way I design generally is very much travel-oriented because that is my life. That's why I make clothes that are so light and so easy to pack and a little bit seasonless. "
Diane von Furstenberg
" I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality. "
" When I design and wonder what the point is, I think of someone having a bad time in their life. Maybe they are sad and they wake up and put on something I have made and it makes them feel just a bit better. So, in that sense, fashion is a little help in the life of a person. But only a little. "
" If a course needs to be in great condition to be played effectively, then the design strategy is flawed. "
" Gucci has always represented great design and contemporary lifestyle. "
" I love to design and remodel houses, from working with the contractors to picking the colours, materials, kitchen and bathroom accessories to finally what furniture goes where. "
" In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone. "
" If we want users to like our software, we should design it to behave like a likeable person. "
" About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs. "
" Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold. "
James Randolph Adams
" I'm completely taken and impressed by the planning authority of Singapore and its Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It's the most cutting-edge agency in the world. They have very effective guidelines for development, and they review design as it evolves. "
" Trends are dangerous; you will fail if you design for them. You cannot follow the work of others. I have my own DNA, my own formula. I always stay true to myself and to the brand. "
" Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you're trained in design, it won't look very good and it won't communicate very well. "
" I design music; I don't produce it. "
" I wish someone would ask me to design a cathedral. "
" We struggle with the right words to describe the design process at Apple. But it is very much about designing and prototyping and making. "
" For the most part, my house stays the same over the years. I tend to design with pieces that feel timeless to me, so I'm not constantly rearranging my home. "