I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
Diane von Furstenberg
Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.
Design is people.
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.
Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
An artist is always alone – if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.
In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.
If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.