"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Charles Eames on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Charles Eames on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Charles Eames on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Charles Eames on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Charles Eames on Erma Bombeck
"In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route."
"Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world."
"To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need."
"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose."
"The details are not the details. They make the design."