23 Inspiring Design Quotes

Posted by Brielle Pastore on Apr 2, 2014 11:30:00 AM
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Are you the type of person who goes through their day thinking to themselves, "I'd rather be designing,"? Take a look at some of our favorite interior design quotes!

1. “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” – John Lubbock

2. “If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” – Massimo Vignelli

3. "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." - Charles Mingus

4. “The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.” – Victor Papanek

5. “Art is an idea that has found its perfect visual expression. And design is the vehicle by which this expression is made possible.” – Paul Rand

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6. “Elegance is the balance between proportion, emotion and surprise.” – Valentino Garavani

7. “Design is as much a matter of finding problems as it is solving them.” – Bryan Lawson

8. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

9. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

10. “A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it.” – Brenda Laurel

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11. “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” – Charles Eames

12. “A real designer doesn’t need an excuse to design.” – Carlos Jimenez

13. “Design is where science and art break even.” – Robin Matthew

14. “Decorating is not about making stage sets, it’s not about making pretty pictures for the magazines; It’s really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.” – Albert Hadley

15. “I work on the assumptions that a house is successful if it’s pleasant to live in.” – Alexandra de Garidel-Thoron

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16. “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” – Hazrat Inavat Kran

17. “To create a memorable design you need to start with a thought that’s worth remembering.” – Thomas Manss

18. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful. Or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

19. “Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” – Joe Sparano

20. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

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21. “Design is thinking made visual.” – Saul Bass

22. “Design must seduce, shape and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response.” – April Greiman

23. “A house is much more than a mere shelter. It should lift us emotionally and spiritually.” – John Saladino

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Topics: Furniture Design, Interior Design