Blank Canvas: Architect Marco Vido Starts Over

The living area’s sofa by Paolo Piva and cocktail table by Charles and Ray Eames are backed by the raised painting studio, where Vido recently completed mixed-media versions of Odisseo Il Viaggio. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

The kitchen faces silos now used for diesel storage. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

Iron-framed windows date to the 1920’s, when the building was a textile factory. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

In the master bedroom of Marco Vido’s live-work loft in Como, Italy, his Nuraghe in acrylic, ink, and graphite on canvas is propped behind Patricia Urquiola’s bed and side table. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

His Barca Nera, another mixed-media work, is mounted to the concrete ceiling beams. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

The master bathroom’s sink vanity was constructed from sandstone. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

Textile dyes remain on the plaster walls. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

A custom stainless-steel counter tops the kitchen island’s cabinets, also stainless. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

A woodburning stove heats the studio, where Vido displays Crucifixion II in acrylic on canvas. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

New floorboards are stained oak. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

Hans Wegner chairs line the custom chestnut kitchen table, set beneath Davide Groppi pendant fixtures. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

Marine-grade plywood forms the 12-foot-long desktop. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Taverne Agency.

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