Style and Synergy

Ridgefield’s Riverbend Design Studio



photo courtesy of riverbend design studio

When you enter Ridgefield’s Riverbend Design Studio, you’ll have a choice to make. On one side, the view is dominated by gleaming tile; on the other, a rainbow of wood beckons. Whichever side you explore first, you’re in for a treat of fine design and craftsmanship.

This luxe floor covering and marble boutique is a pooling of talent and experience. Partners Michael Greenberg, Leo Robitaille and Fabio Figueiredo combine decades of experience in the design, floor installation, and tile industries. A space that showcases their work and products just made sense.

The staff at Riverbend knows their stuff. “Too many people are involved with selling stuff that you lose touch with the artisans who are actually creating things, and that’s what we’re bringing back,” Greenberg says. Robitaille agrees: “We have our manufacturing facility right behind here, so we’re not some sort of middleman broker,” he says. “And you can make a lot of selections under one roof.”

And just wait until you see these selections. Figueiredo is eager to show off his handiwork, such as a massive soapstone sink carved out of one rock. “When you make them out of slabs, you don’t get nice round corners,” he says. Extra work, of course, but buyers reap the benefits.

On the “wood” side, you’ll find the same level of artistry in the furniture. And, of course, the floors—dark wood with islands of lighter shades scattered throughout—showcase the timeless beauty of antique wood. 139 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield, 203-493-5024, riverbendwoodfloor.com, lapietramarble.com.

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