“ Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love. ”

- Louis Kahn

“ People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don't want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I'm not against them, but comfort is not my focus. ”

- Christian Louboutin

“ Although people often equate them, glamour is not the same as beauty, stylishness, luxury, celebrity, or sex appeal. It is not limited to fashion or film nor is it intrinsically feminine. It is not a collection of aesthetic markers - a style, as fashion and design use the word. ”

- Virginia Postrel

“ I think, aesthetically, car design is so interesting - the dashboards, the steering wheels, and the beauty of the mechanics. I don't know how any of it works, I don't want to know, but it's inspirational. ”

- Paloma Picasso

“ 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

“ Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose. ”

- Charles Eames

“ Tiles, the best furniture, fabrics, bath fixtures, bronze - just leaf through any design magazine and you immediately understand they're all 'Made in Italy.' We have the premier opera house in the world, La Scala, and behind the Nobel given to CERN is the research of many Italians. ”

- Lapo Elkann

“ Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures. ”

- Tom Peters

“ Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design. ”

- Tim Berners-Lee

“ Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people. ”

- Thomas J. Watson

“ Interior design is a business of trust. ”

- Venus Williams

“ 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

“ Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful. ”

- Dieter Rams

“ In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry. ”

- Ivanka Trump

“ Fashion fades, only style remains the same. ”

- Coco Chanel

“ It's all in how you arrange the thing... the careful balance of the design is the motion. ”

- Andrew Wyeth

“ I'm not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it's on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context. ”

- Alexander Wang

“ 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

“ Any product that needs a manual to work is broken. ”

- Elon Musk

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

- Charles Eames