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Artistry in Stone

Surface is a custom design showroom, showcasing the organic and dramatic beauty of marble, travertine, quartzite, soapstone and granite. All our projects are fabricated in our custom workshop in Bridgeport, and displayed in our Westport showroom.

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The Surface showroom features unique, engineered surfaces for residential and commercial settings. Our design inspiration comes from European travels and the artistic use of stone in everyday living environments. Our living environments creatively display high end wallcoverings, lighting, tile, art, and custom cabinetry, which complement our stone surfaces.

We provide a comprehensive design plan and coordinate all aspects of your project to create your own personal vision in your living environment.

We look forward to working with you and are very excited to share the Surface experience with you!


Our designer will meet with you at a planned appointment so that our client receives uninterrupted attention to every detail in your project.


We have global reach to source exquisite materials to coordinate every detail of your project to create a truly unique living environment for our clients.


Our spaces creatively display high end materials, wall coverings, lighting, tile, art, and custom cabinetry, which complement our stone surfaces.

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Surface is a custom design showroom showcasing the organic and dramatic beauty of marble, travertine, quartzite, soapstone and granite. Read Full Article

The Surface showroom features a custom island designed by studioripostella topped with a custom fabricated Vetrazzo countertop by the Stone Workshop. Read Full Article

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Daniel Manetta


Born in Minturno, Italy, Daniel has a deep appreciation for Italian marble and stone. Daniel co-founded The Stone Workshop in Bridgeport, Connecticut 20 years ago and brings his expertise and knowledge of the industry to Surface. 

Jo Ann Ripostella

Lead Designer

Jo Ann has worked in the home furnishings industry for over 40 years. She brings her versatile perspective and artistic expertise to Surface through mediums including textile, wall coverings, art, stone and engineered surfaces. 

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1320 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880


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14:00 16 Jun 21
I have nothing but great things to say about this location and Jo Ann! My wife and I completed a large renovation and... she did the powder room and we can honestly say that this was the greatest experience! Jo Ann is amazing! Her design skills, knowledge, and experience puts her at the forefront of custom designing. We have no experience with this sort of thing, and when we went in, not only were we pleasantly greeted, but the communication was excellent. Her drawings were spot on; the vision was exactly, if not better, than we could imagine. Her sense of design and color pallete are exquisite!If you want quality work, professional atmosphere, with passion, enthusiasm, and a true artist, then Jo Ann is unparalleled with any other designer you will meet.We will continue to use Jo Ann at Surface of Westport for any future work, including large and small projects! Highly recommended!read more
jill quentzel
jill quentzel
18:19 11 Apr 21
We just completed a renovation of our master bathroom. Jo Ann at Surface helped us with the countertop, lighting, paint... color and even the arrangement of the tiles on the wallsShe was a pleasure to work with and was aways available to meet with us after hours to accomodate our schedules. She was also very responsive to our calls, texts and emails.Overall we had an excellent experience with Surface and Jo more
Lynn Kuhn
Lynn Kuhn
14:20 06 Mar 21
Jo Ann and Daniel were so helpful and provided excellent service and wonderful installation of my new kitchen... countertops. I've known Jo Ann for years and she is a true design professional! Her experience and creativity are unparalleled.. The Surface showroom is spectacular and will give anyone inspiration for their renovation more
Tom Sturges
Tom Sturges
21:53 01 Mar 21
Jo Ann has an outstanding eye for design, color and finishes. Equally as important she is a pleasure to work with and... is extremely diligent and responsive. I can't speak highly enough of Jo Ann and can't wait to use her in the futureread more
Maureen Sullivan
Maureen Sullivan
17:03 20 Feb 21
I have consulted with Jo Ann for many years on stone work, tile, lighting, wallpaper, color and overall design and her... insights on all are excellent. Her knowledge of color is outstanding!I have used Surface for countertops and tile in our homes and couldn’t be happier with the results. The installation by The Stone Workshop, overseen by Daniel and Mario was perfect.The Surface showroom exhibits what great design is all about!read more
Melissa Carfi
Melissa Carfi
19:07 01 Feb 21
Jo Ann is amazing! I would not have been able to build my house without her. She helped me with EVERYTHING! Thank you... so more
Tracey Naples
Tracey Naples
18:21 01 Feb 21
The showroom is very inspiring. Found exactly what I was looking for. Great install and staff have already recommended... to my more
12:42 23 Jan 21
Surface showroom is inspiring and gives you ideas for home design projects. Jo Ann is knowledgeable about so many... areas of design and takes into consideration your aesthetic and budget. She knows what surfaces (ie stone, tile) work best and how to incorporate them holistically- taking account color, function and how it fits into the style of your home. We changed the tile of our powder room floor and Jo Ann suggested a herringbone pattern that I would never have thought more
m harman
m harman
20:20 14 Jan 21
Thank you JoAnn for the amazing kitchen refresh. You went out of your way delivering creative ideas literally to my... doorstep. Such amazing service, you made taking on a household renovation project manageable during these crazy COVID more
Julianne Classey
Julianne Classey
15:36 13 Jan 21
We had the pleasure of working with Jo Ann to design and choose finishings for our new home. She was a total life-saver... and has an unmatched eye for color and design! She was extremely responsive and honest, but respects you have an individual style of your own. She is well-versed in all facets of interior design from countertops, tile, paint, lighting, hardware, to art and furnishings and well connected in the industry. Having her guidance and advice along the way was vital and we ended up with a beautiful result thanks to her more
Angie Dollins
Angie Dollins
13:53 12 Jan 21
Jo Ann helped me choose paint colors to freshen up my home 3 years ago when I was getting ready to sell. I loved her... ideas! So I didn't hesitate to call her last month when our church wanted to freshen up its entryways and narthex. Jo Ann walked in, looked around , and said, "Silver Satin, 200%..." Of course, you know how mini committees work -- let's ask her for a couple of other suggestions, we aren't sure... (what we are doing!) Stop in at Jesse Lee Church on Main St in Ridgefield and see how Silver Satin 200% looks! Spot on as usual, Jo Ann, thank you!!read more
Lea Ceasrine
Lea Ceasrine
04:02 11 Jan 21
Jo Ann brings expertise and enthusiasm to custom design! She cares about working with her clients closely and bringing... their visions to life. Could not recommend her / Surface more!read more
Judith Connors
Judith Connors
19:14 10 Jan 21
When only the best will do!!Beautiful showroom! Professional design, high quality material, precision fabrication and... installation.Working with the very talented designer Joann was amazing, her attention to detail was beyond my expectations. Thank you Joann and Daniel for brining Surface to more
Cindy Heiman.Hughes
Cindy Heiman.Hughes
18:53 09 Jan 21
Thanks to JoAnn & Daniel my kitchen counters have been transformed! They look amazing 🙂
Brian Blair
Brian Blair
14:10 17 Sep 19
I love Surface! Daniel and Jo Ann were super creative and incredibly helpful.
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