Giorgio Armani has further cemented his long-standing partnership with Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the Italian National Trust, by financing the construction of a glass and iron structure to cover the Villa Necchi Campiglio’s tennis court in Milan.
Armani is among the main sponsors of the restoration of the villa, which became a public museum in 2008.
“I was immediately impressed by Villa Necchi Campiglio’s artistic and cultural richness: The building reflects a sophisticated and social, yet intimately Milanese lifestyle,” said Armani, who is a member of the board of Friends of FAI, the association that promotes trust’s projects in the U.S. “This is why I enthusiastically decided to give an additional contribution to the restoration and preservation of the villa’s tennis court. Many years have passed since my first meeting with the FAI and we still share projects and a passion to preserve the wonderful works of human brilliance.”
Armani first collaborated with the FAI in 1983, financing part of the restoration of the Abbey of San Fruttuoso in Camogli, a seaside village in Italy’s Liguria region.