Popular Quotes on Design

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1The details are not the details. They make the design.Charles Eames
2Luck is the residue of design.Branch Rickey
3I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.Ralph Lauren
4Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.Herbert A. Simon
5Design is not for philosophy it’s for life.Issey Miyake
6We design our world, while our world acts back on us and designs us.Anne-Marie Willis
7Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.Dieter Rams
8A 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.Christian Louboutin
9Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.Paul Rand
10Good design doesn’t date.Harry Seidler
11Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.Steve Jobs
12A camel is a horse designed by committee.Alec Issigonis
13Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.Pierre Bonnard
14Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.Elon Musk
15A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.Antoine de Saint-Exupery
16Design is people.Jane Jacobs
17I think it’s really important to design things with a kind of personality.Marc Newson
18A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
19Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.Ivan Chermayeff
20The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair.Leo Fender
21Good design doesn’t date. Bad design does.Paul Rand
22Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.Philip Johnson
23Design is everything. Everything!Paul Rand
24You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.Walt Disney
25A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do.Niklaus Wirth
26Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.Charles Eames
27Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.Louis Kahn
28Accessible design is good design.Steve Ballmer
29The primary factor is proportions.Arne Jacobsen
30Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.Charles Eames
31Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.Donna Karan
32Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.Robert Evans
33The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.Harry Bertoia
34To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.Milton Glaser
35Fashion fades, only style remains the same.Coco Chanel
36The proper study of mankind is the science of design.Herbert A. Simon
37Space is the breath of art.Frank Lloyd Wright
38I’ve learned a tremendous amount over the years by watching designers work. I now have a good understanding of what sits well on the body, not to mention the importance of a great cut and quality.Claudia Schiffer
39Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design.Christopher Alexander
40Design is an unknown.Geoffrey Beene
41About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.Manolo Blahnik
42Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.Miguel de Cervantes
43Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.Le Corbusier
44Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.Steve Jobs
45I believe in empty spaces; they’re the most wonderful thing.Anselm Kiefer
46Good design is good business.Thomas J. Watson
47Chandeliers are marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewellery of architecture.Peter York
48If I have a style, I am not aware of it.Michael Graves
49I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.Anna Quindlen
50Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.George Santayana
51I don’t think there is anything wrong with white space. I don’t think it’s a problem to have a blank wall.Annie Leibovitz
52Good design is good business.Ian Schrager
53Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It’s about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth – intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It’s actually a beautiful feeling.Peter Zumthor
54Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.Christy Turlington
55Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.Coco Chanel
56I like stuff designed by dead people. The old designers. They always got it right because they didn’t have to grow up with computers. All of the people that made the spoon and the dishes and the vacuum cleaner didn’t have microprocessors and stuff. You could do a good design back then.John Maeda
57This is what I like about being a designer: You can’t really get it until you see it.Isaac Mizrahi
58Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.Alexander McQueen
59It’s all in how you arrange the thing… the careful balance of the design is the motion.Andrew Wyeth
60A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.Edith Head

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