Luxury high-end products with the aim of excellence in design, colors and quality. A luxury brand that meets the highest standards. Quality control, development – we use only the best and most exquisite yarns.
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sign collection very much reflects my style and taste in every sense. I see our fabrics as having a soft masculine warp with a bold feminine weft. Designed to be memorable, the collections are very contemporary, very modern and stylish with real signature pieces. »
sign was founded in 1998 by Patrick Stieger as a high-end luxury textile editor. The distinctively Swiss company was built from the foundations of the Engelbert E. Stieger company created by his father in the 60’s. This “next generation” company looks beyond it’s Swiss borders to bring a Swiss style and savoir-faire aboard as well as to learn from and address the ever changing international markets.
Today the company has become recognized as an international force in the textile industry for its creative, dynamic, and responsive approach to its products and business.
sign’s name is a wink to the adage “the sign of the times”, which is apt to its timely product offerings. The brand looks at the changing, sometimes volatile landscape of interiors, to anticipate a vision of a better tomorrow.
This vision is full of hope, comfort, and of course luxury. The goal is to bring joy while never compromising on quality.
As both CEO and lead designer, Patrick Stieger is the engine and the fuel behind thesign. A native of Switzerland, Patrick combines the best of European traditions with American innovation. He fell in love with textiles at a young age, inspired by his father, company founder Engelbert Stieger. His father also instilled in Patrick’s a deep commitment to excellence, and pride in the Stieger Company name.
thesign collections reflect Patrick’s style and taste in every sense – classic, strong, elegant, edgy, with an eye to history, and elements of mystery, surprise and illusion. A former race car driver, Patrick brings edge, intensity, and a passion for life into all aspects of his work. As his passion project, thesign represents his finest work to date, both as an artist and designer.
Engelbert E. Stieger, a Swiss, worked in the textile industry in the USA
Engelbert founded the Stieger company in Switzerland.
’70 / ’80
The Engelbert E. Stieger company grew very fast, becoming key supplier of many world leading textile companies all over the world.
Purchase of the SIAG Heimtextilien.
Sears Roebuck & Company product development award for outstanding product development.
Engelbert E. Stieger started collecting vintage Ferraris. The world-famous Ferrari collection is open for public upon request.
Purchase of the Kopp AG, dyeing and finishing producer.
Patrick Stieger, Engelbert’s elder son, founded the thesign, to be a high-end luxury brand with the highest standards serving other discriminating brands of quality all over the world.
Engelbert Stieger handed over the management of the Stieger Group to his sons, the second generation, Patrick and Christoph Stieger.
thesign started its own label, serving markets through their exclusive partners worldwide.
Swiss based thesign becomes its own company. Patrick Stieger is its driving force.