Inside an Art-and-Design Power Couple’s Live-Work Studio

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The Toledos live and work in this magical loft within a temple atop an 1895-era building.Photo: Wendy Goodman

The inseparable artist-and-designer, husband-and-wife collaborators Ruben and Isabel Toledo met in high school in New Jersey, both their families having fled Cuba during the revolution. Isabel went on to design Michelle Obama’s coat and dress for the first inauguration, earn a Tony nomination for her costumes for the Broadway musical After Midnight, and pen an autobiography, Roots of Style. Ruben collaborates on each and every project.