“This isn’t about me. It’s about creating culture.”

As the residence marks its fourth anniversary this spring, it is stepping up its activities by welcoming its first honorary board, comprising celebrated members such as gallerist Massimo Minini; Katy Hessel, founder of The Greater Woman Artist; MSGM founder and designer Massimo Giorgetti; collector Umberta Gnutti Beretta; and designer Sabine Marcelis. All will also mentor, as well as assisting in selecting artists from all over the world according to their diverse field of knowledge. “I didn’t want a project that was limited to my own taste of art,” says Monti.