Design Quotes

The details are not the details. They make the design.-Charles Eames

 

 

Luck is the residue of design.-Branch Rickey

 

 

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.-Christian Louboutin

 

 

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.-Herbert A. Simon

 

 

I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.-Ralph Lauren

 

 

Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful. – Dieter Rams

 

 

We design our world, while our world acts back on us and designs us.-Anne-Marie Willis

 

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.-Steve Jobs

 

 

Design 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

 

 

Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.-Elon Musk

 

 

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.-Pierre Bonnard

 

 

A 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

 

 

Design is not for philosophy it’s for life.-Issey Miyake

 

 

A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

 

 

 

Good design doesn’t date.-Harry Seidler

 

 

A camel is a horse designed by committee. – Alec Issigonis

 

 

I think it’s really important to design things with a kind of personality.-Marc Newson

 

 

 

You 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

 

 

 

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.-Charles Eames

 

 

I believe in empty spaces; they’re the most wonderful thing.-Anselm Kiefer

 

 

A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do.-Niklaus Wirth

 

 

Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.-Ivan Chermayeff

 

 

Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.-Charles Eames

 

 

Space is the breath of art.-Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

Design is everything. Everything!-Paul Rand

 

 

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love. – Louis Kahn

 

 

 

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.-Coco Chanel

 

 

It’s all in how you arrange the thing… the careful balance of the design is the motion.-Andrew Wyeth

 

 

Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.-Philip Johnson

 

 

 

Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.-Donna Karan

 

 

Space 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

 

 

Design 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

 

 

 

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.-Robert Evans

 

 

 

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.-Tadao Ando

 

 

 

Good design is good business.-Thomas J. Watson

 

 

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

 

 

The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair.-Leo Fender

 

 

In the end, I hope there’s a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer.-Steve Wozniak

 

 

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.-Milton Glaser

 

 

I’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

 

 

The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.-Harry Bertoia

 

 

Good design doesn’t date. Bad design does.-Paul Rand

 

 

The primary factor is proportions.-Arne Jacobsen

 

 

Design is people.-Jane Jacobs

 

 

 

Accessible design is good design.-Steve Ballmer

 

 

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. – Coco Chanel

 

 

I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.-Gianni Versace

 

 

Good design is good business.-Ian Schrager

 

 

 

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.-Miguel de Cervantes

 

 

Clothes 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

 

 

 

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.-Herodotus

 

 

British innovation in design, in the creative arts, in engineering and manufacturing is world class.-Margaret Heffernan

 

 

 

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.-Herbert A. Simon

 

 

 

The space within becomes the reality of the building.-Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

 

Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.-Samuel Johnson

 

 

Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design. – Christopher Alexander

 

 

 

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.-George Santayana

 

 

Sometimes I can’t figure designers out. It’s as if they flunked human anatomy.-Erma Bombeck

 

 

The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.-Arthur Erickson

 

 

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.-Kenzo Tange

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