KOKET's Favorite Design Quotes: Jamie Drake

Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers

29 Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Interior Designers, Architects & Product Designers

 

As we head in to the festive 4th of July summer holiday here in the US, many people will be taking their time off to relax, however I am certain, from personal experience, there will also be lots who take the time to tackle some home decor projects (my father is the king of projects!)! So, for those of you heading to DIY land – here are some words of wisdom from some of the best interior designers, architects and product designers around the globe for some DIY inspiration! These top design talents have created endless inspiring interiors, breathtaking buildings, luxury furniture, stunning fashions and a variety of other products. They have led or still lead highly successful businesses in the design industry and left their print on our built world!

 

29 of KOKET’s Favorite Design Quotes to Inspire You:

 

Design Quotes: There is nothing more exciting than incorporating bold, vibrant colors with a striking mix of genres and periods to create lively, magical spaces that inhabit memories and enrich lives. – Jamie Drake, Interior Designer design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 1

 

Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

WILLIAM MORRIS, TEXTILE DESIGNER & PHILOSOPHER

 

I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk.

DOROTHY DRAPER, INTERIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER

 

Design Quotes: Learn to look not just with your eyes but with your heart. Find the things that connect with you. How else will you know how to design your home? Quote by – Kelly Hoppen, Interior & Product Designer design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 2

 

Nothing is passé if you really love it.

ROSE TARLOW INTERIOR & FURNITURE DESIGNER, ANTIQUES DEALER

 

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.

STEVE JOBS, ENTREPRENEUR, INVENTOR & INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

 

Design Quotes: Luxury is when it seems flawless, when you reach the right balance between all elements. Understated theatricality – that is what my luxury is all about. Quote by – Jean-Louis Deniot, Interior Designer design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 3

 

Underneath all I design lies the solid belief that beauty is a positive force.

BARBARA BARRY, INTERIOR & PRODUCT DESIGNER

 

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Chairs are uniquely the best expression of design. They encompass more of the challenges by which I live and work than any other single component of furniture.

VLADIMIR KAGAN, FURNITURE DESIGNER

 

Design Quotes: Rawness and refinement are not opposite ends of a luxurious spectrum. They are two complementary features with which to populate a luxe environment. Quote by – Kelly Wearstler, Interior & Product Designer design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 4

 

Exquisite details make interiors sing.

LARRY LASLO, INTERIOR & PRODUCT DESIGNER

 

Luxury must be comfortable otherwise it is not luxury.

COCO CHANEL, FASHION DESIGNER

 

For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another. Quote by – Andrée Putman, Interior & Product Designer design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 5

 

Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGNER

 

Designers and people in general are too attracted by ‘new’, but nothing ages more quickly than ‘newness’. All my objects reflect [a] marriage between past and present.

MARCEL WANDERS, DESIGNER & ART DIRECTOR

 

A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy. Quote by – Juan Montoya, Interior Designer design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 6

 

If you love something it will work. That’s the only real rule.

BUNNY WILLIAMS, INTERIOR & PRODUCT DESIGNER

 

The home should be the treasure chest of living.

LE CORBUSIER, ARCHITECT, DESIGNER & WRITER

 

Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs at least one antique piece. Quote by – Jan Showers, Interior & Product Designer design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 7

 

Serious is a word that must be entirely avoided when it comes to decoration.

KATHRYN M. IRELAND, INTERIOR DESIGNER

 

Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

LEONARDO DA VINCI, ARTIST, MATHEMATICIAN, INVENTOR & WRITER

 

Design Quotes: The best decisions are always made at the last minute. Just know what the last minute is. Quote by – Holly Hunt, Interior & Product Designer design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 8

 

Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.

STEVE JOBS, ENTREPRENEUR, INVENTOR & INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

 

Pick what you like because living with a trend that is not you is never a good choice.

THOMAS PHEASANT, INTERIOR & PRODUCT DESIGNER

 

Design Quotes: What is quality? Quality design must have a sense of authenticity. My work is not cutting edge, it is not supposed to be, but sometimes, the middle of the road is the most dangerous place to walk. Quote by – David Collins, Interior Designer & Architect design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 10

 

Details are not details; they make the product.

CHARLES EAMES, FURNITURE DESIGNER & ARCHITECT

 

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Luxury is in each detail.

HUBERT DE GIVENCHY, FASHION DESIGNER

 

Design Quotes: Life in the 21st century means taking the best of history and making it work for you. Quote by – Miles Redd, Interior & Product Designer design quotes Design Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Top Designers koket 9

 

A designer has a duty to create timeless design. To be timeless you have to think really far into the future, not next year, not in two years but in 20 years minimum.

PHILIPPE STARCK CREATOR, DESIGNER & ARCHITECT

 

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