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Interior design is a travesty of the architectural process and a frightening condemnation of the credulity, helplessness and gullibility of the most formidable consumers -- the rich.

Author: Stephen Bayley (1951)

Profession: British Design Critic

Why kick the man downstream who can't put the parts together because the parts really weren't designed properly?

Author: Philip Caldwell

Profession: American Business Executive, CEO of Ford Motor Co.

Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist.

Author: Sir Terence Conran (1931)

Profession: British Businessman, Designer

Retail is detail.

Author: James Gulliver

Profession: American Business Executive, Chairman of Argyll Group

Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.

Author: David Hockney (1937)

Profession: British Artist

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.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

Design is not for philosophy -- it's for life.

Author: Issey Miyake


Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.

Author: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Profession: Irish Poet, Playwright.