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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.
Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill.
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.
Design is people.
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.
Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
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.
We design our world, while our world acts back on us and designs us.
A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
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.
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.
Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you're trained in design, it won't look very good and it won't communicate very well.
Good design is good business.
People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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