20 Quotes of Wisdom…

20 Quotes of Wisdom…

In today’s modern world, furniture isn’t just a chair or a bench it’s a long process of evolution, with the merits of an ergonomic construction. Furniture whether its outside or inside shapes our lives, and even our bodies. What we put under us and around us affects our mood, our posture, and possibly our life span. Furniture equips a space with a specific purpose and utility making the space practical and authentic to its user. Therefore, to acknowledge the importance of furniture; we have gathered together what we think is some of the greatest quotes revealing the themes and truths behind the architecture that shapes us and the journey it takes us on.


“Each piece of wood is unique, so we have to pay attention to it, and I certainly try to read each piece. Like people, it’s flaws are what make it interesting.” – Greg Goodman

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

“Every great design begins with an even better story.” – Lorinda Mamo

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Furniture must have personality, as well as be beautiful.” – Rose Tarlow

“Craftsmanship requires a fusion of skills, knowledge, understanding, and imagination, perfected by experience.” – Glenn Bowman

“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“We design our world, while our world acts back on us and designs us.” – Anne-Marie Willis

“To develop in taste, quality, and personality one is obliged to respect the past, accept the present, and look with enthusiasm toward the future.” – Eleanor Brown

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.” – Donna Kara

“Architecture should speak of its time and place but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry

“As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” – Norman Foster

“Innovation is often the ability to reach into the past and bring back what is good, what is beautiful, what is useful, what is lasting.” – Sister Parish

“The difference between good and bad architecture is the time you spend on it.” – David Chipperfield

“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.”  – Charles Eames

“A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”  – Frank Lloyd Wright

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

“Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance.” – Rern Koolhaas

“Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.” – Tim Parsey