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Raymond Loewy
(5 Nov 1893 - 14 Jul 1986)

French-American inventor and design engineer.


Science Quotes by Raymond Loewy (6 quotes)

A designer must always think about the unfortunate production engineer who will have to manufacture what you have designed; try to understand his problems.
— Raymond Loewy
On the official Raymond Loewry website.
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As a boy I had liked both drawing and physics, and I always abhorred the role of being a spectator. In 1908, when I was 15, I designed, built and flew a toy model airplane which won the then-famous James Gordon Bennett Cup. By 16 I had discovered that design could be fun and profitable, and this lesson has never been lost on me.
— Raymond Loewy
On the official Raymond Loewry website.
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Good design is not an applied veneer.
— Raymond Loewy
On the official Raymond Loewry website.
Science quotes on:  |  Application (242)  |  Applied (177)  |  Design (195)  |  Good (889)

I sought excitement and, taking chances, I was all ready to fail in order to achieve something large.
— Raymond Loewy
On the official Raymond Loewry website. Also quoted in part in Society of Industrial Artists and Designers, Designer (1980).
Science quotes on:  |  Achievement (179)  |  All (4108)  |  Ambition (43)  |  Chance (239)  |  Excitement (50)  |  Fail (185)  |  Failure (161)  |  Large (394)  |  Order (632)  |  Ready (39)  |  Risk (61)  |  Seeking (31)  |  Something (719)

It would seem that more than function itself, simplicity is the deciding factor in the aesthetic equation. One might call the process beauty through function and simplification.
— Raymond Loewy
As quoted in Christian Science Monitor (7 May 1952).
Science quotes on:  |  Aesthetic (46)  |  Beauty (299)  |  Call (769)  |  Decision (91)  |  Equation (132)  |  Factor (46)  |  Function (228)  |  Invention (369)  |  More (2559)  |  Process (423)  |  Simplicity (167)  |  Simplification (20)  |  Through (849)

Today every city, town, or village is affected by it. We have entered the Neon Civilization and become a plastic world.. It goes deeper than its visual manifestations, it affects moral matters; we are engaged, as astrophysicists would say, on a decaying orbit.
— Raymond Loewy
On the official Raymond Loewry website.
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