STILL LIFE VILLA NECCHI
The creativity of Fabrica’s young designers joins forces with history to generate a collection of designer objects which reinterpret certain details of Villa Necchi Campiglio. Designed by Piero Portaluppi, the villa was built in the 1930s in the heart of Milan for the Necchi Campiglios, a prominent family of Lombardy’s industrial upper-middle class, which always showed sensitivity towards and interest in good works. Since becoming a FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) property in 2001, Villa Necchi has been a major hub in Milan as it opened its doors to a vibrant social scene. Through a collection of new designer objects inspired by some of the villa’s architectural details and by the style of life and hospitality of Angelo Campiglio, his wife Gigina Necchi and Gigina’s sister Nedda, Fabrica recreates the tone of an era with a contemporary twist by imagining the daily routine of the family and their guests. From the entrance hall to the library, from the veranda to the dressing room, room after room visitors are invited to embark on a singular “treasure hunt” that evokes a family story from the past brought alive through new visions.