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The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
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.
Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.
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.
If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good design is good business.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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