Ettore Sottsass’s sense of color and playfulness clearly laid the groundwork for Michael Sieger’s aesthetic.
The Sieger brand energizes the conventional tie, pocket square, and cuff links with eye-popping colors—violet, tangerine, fuchsia, citrine—as well as spirited polka dots, starbursts, and target symbols. Designer Michael Sieger’s home, which he shares with his wife, Bettina, and their two teenage daughters, follows suit. The 3,300-square-foot, circa-1900 brick residence in Münster, Germany, may appear traditional from the outside, but its interiors bear the designer’s selections of colorful modern furniture, art, and objects. “I started at 15 buying furniture and design objects,” says Sieger, who was influenced by Italy’s Memphis movement. “Ettore Sottsass was the most important designer when I was studying,” he recalls. “He brought such excitement.” Sottsass’s sense of color and playfulness clearly laid the groundwork for Sieger’s aesthetic, as evidenced by the stair carpet. “We call it ‘Sieger purple’ because it was and still is our brand color,” he says. The landing’s red Bertoia chair and the dining room’s purple armchairs further punch up the fun. sieger-germany.com