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50+ Design Quotes

Design is orientation for the best. Design is the effort that makes a component an art piece or a product. Design should be achieved. In nature design is already at it's best. It is our effort to create our own. This is a collection of 50+ design quotes and sayings.

Design is everything. Everything! - Paul Rand
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection. - Henry Petroski
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose. - Charles Eames
Everything we do is designed, whether we're producing a magazine, a website, or a bridge. Design is really the creative invention that designs everything. - Henry Petroski
Design is an expression of one's most deeply rooted internal values. - Joe Gebbia
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. - Paul Rand
Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love. - Louis Kahn
Design is not for philosophy it's for life. - Issey Miyake
Space is the breath of art. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works. - Steve Jobs
Trying to design the perfect plan is the perfect recipe for disappointment. - Patrick Lencioni
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained. - Ferdinand Porsche
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design. - Venus Williams
To design something really new and innovative you have to reject reason. - Jonathan Ive
The details are not the details. They make the design. - Charles Eames
The design of a dress, furniture, a house, a room, a street and a city are all the same process. - Gianfranco Ferre
Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It's about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth - intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It's actually a beautiful feeling. - Peter Zumthor
Design helps shape our everyday interactions through products, furniture, objects, or experiences. - Joe Gebbia
Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design. - Christopher Alexander
Design can overcome our most deeply rooted stranger-danger bias. - Joe Gebbia
The artist in me cries out for design. - Robert Frost
Design and branding are inextricably linked to the way in which society, culture, the environment, and business interact. - Debbie Millman
Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes. - D. H. Lawrence
Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design. - Charles Eames
Art is to be free. Design is to fix. - Kanye West
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance. - Samuel Johnson
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long. - Kenzo Tange
There is a voice, and there is a DNA to how I design. - Kelly Wearstler
At some point in your life, if you're lucky, you get to design the way in which things evolve. - Daniel Day-Lewis
Design is an iterative process. One idea often builds on another. - Mark Parker
Design, art, and science are all a melange. - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
The sky is a free asset in design, and nothing unnecessary should be planted that takes away the sky. - Rachel Lambert Mellon
The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair. - Leo Fender
If you decide to design your own language, there are thousands of sort of amateur language designer pitfalls. - Guido van Rossum
Intelligent design is consistent with any faith system I can think of, because most faith systems believe that there is a creator. - Lee Strobel
Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution. - Ivan Chermayeff
Good design is good business. - Thomas J. Watson
'Design' is a word that's come to mean so much that it's also a word that has come to mean nothing. - Jonathan Ive
Luck is the residue of design. - Branch Rickey
Design is nothing if not decision making. - Henry Petroski
Design and style should work toward making you look good and feel good without a lot of effort so you can get on with the things that matter. - Donna Karan
What's skateable is limitless by design. - Rob Dyrdek
The dreaded phrase in design circles is 'show and tell.' - David Carson
Accessible design is good design. - Steve Ballmer
It's very difficult to design something for someone if you have no empathy. - Stewart Butterfield
With imagination and personal creativity, people who sew can design the way they look to suit themselves. - Issey Miyake
The difference between good design and great design is intelligence. - Tibor Kalman
Design is a powerful factor in communication between disciplines and stakeholders and can transform knowledge into creative, human-oriented solutions that can promote companies' and countries' competitive ability and foster innovation and growth. - Jens Martin Skibsted
In the design process, there's a need to be culturally comprehensive. - Dries van Noten
Wherever you are, design your life. Live the values of your generation. - Don Tapscott
Good design doesn't date. - Harry Seidler
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