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A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do.
The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
William Butler Yeats
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
Diane von Furstenberg
Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design.
Chandeliers are marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewellery of architecture.
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.
I 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.
If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one.
In designing hardware to be used every day, it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind. What looks good also often feels good.
Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.
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
Everyday people are not very good designers.
I would think twice about designing stuff for which there was no need and which didn't endure.
A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
British innovation in design, in the creative arts, in engineering and manufacturing is world class.
I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums, concert halls and civic buildings.
The aim of being a good designer is to have an influence. If you design furniture or lifestyle, you should influence the way people evolve globally. It's good to have an influence.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.
As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God's design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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