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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