Quotes about Design

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

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

The artist in me cries out for design.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Anna Quindlen

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

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

Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.
Tyra Banks

I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
Ralph Lauren

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.

Good design is good business.
Thomas J. Watson

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.
Robert Collier

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

Everyone, Action, Changing
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.
Pierre Bonnard

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