Quotes on Design: #12 aphorism to think and get inspired

Valentina Di Roma


What better than a quote to think on design? Here is my selection of aphorisms about it.

When I’m looking for inspiration or when I need to think on some important topics, I look for quotes and aphorisms.

I don’t know about you, but these short sentences have on me an almost meditative power; In fact, they make me think about the various perspectives of the same question, discovering unknown viewpoints.

I think it’s really important to learn, have fun and why not laugh, thanks to the experiences and thoughts of others.

Confrontation is always the best way to grow.


A successful design is always the result of a rational and attentive to details planning. Details give style and character to the room, distinguishing it from the rest.

A good designer can’t be separated from the attention to detail.

“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest details” Giorgio Armani

“Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better — because it concentrates on the essential details, and the products are not burdened with non-essential. Back to purity, back to simplicity.” Dieter Rams

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


Many times I see overly convoluted and complex projects, losing their initial sense of work. Simplicity is much harder to keep as a constant companion in the design process.

It’s seen as the black man: too simple is scary because it brings to mind boredom.
There is nothing more beautiful than a simple but meaningful project.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. Leonardo Da Vinci

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Creativity is a designer best friend. It helps us to find the right ideas to decorate a house, which is like a blank canvas on which to unleash our imagination (as long as you have creative yet pragmatic and achievable ideas😉).

But creativity is the one that helps us even when we are facing a problem: finding alternative ways of thinking very often is a way of solving it.

“Every problem is an opportunity for a creative solution.”

“An empty room is a story waiting to happen, and you are the author.”

“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” Juan Montoya

“Never fall in love with an idea. If the one you’re with isn’t doing the job, there’s always, always, always another.” Chip Kidd

Valentina Di Roma

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Interior Designer | Architecture & Art lover | Curiosity is my best friend | Always in search of design news | http://www.vdrhomedesign.com/

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