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B Brian Atwood by Sebastian L. Agneessens
Alan Tansey

B Brian Atwood
416 West 13th Street
New York
Tel: 212.367.7463
Design: Sebastian L. Agneessens

Shoe designer Brian Atwood has a new home in a 1901 building commissioned by John Jacob Astor. The historic West Village space has been adapted by installation artist Sebastien L. Agneessens to complement Atwood’s striking footwear designs, resulting in a showroom that is “organic, young, and expresses the spirit of the B girl,” according to Atwood.

The shop’s furnishings are a combination of custom-made contemporary pieces and period furniture from the 1960's and 1970's, including a Charles Pollack chair, vintage Pace glass and chrome table, and floor lamps by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce, as well as etageres and chairs reupholstered in leopard print fur and deep purple velvet by Milo Baughman.

Two artworks by Agneessens (both seen in the photo above) were created specifically for the B Brian Atwood Showroom. One is a mural entitled La Vie En Mauve. The other is a mirrored aluminum sculpture with a scaly, reptilian texture that Angneessens says “has the ability to capture and reflect the light in a fantastical way, and further translates the look and feel of the space: organic, yet contemporary and hopefully elegant."

Alyssa Nordhauser