Oddsson Ho(s)tel, located in a 1940s historical warehouse in Reykjavík, Iceland, is a quirky combination of industrial, Memphis and Nordic designs. Designed by Dodlur, the hotel combines industrial elements with cult-design classics. Oddsson is a breath of fresh air; a vivid and breathtaking space coloured in bright yet stylish pastels – a daring step away from the rusty and woody designs common in the area.
A smart combination of minimalist and brutalist designs, the hotel/hostel (a place for “poor people with expensive taste,” according to the design studio’s co-director, Daniel Atlason) presents custom pieces alongside an impressive collection of rare design furniture from the likes of Pierre Jeanneret, Tomasso Barbi, Augusto Bozzi and Ettore Sottsass. The vivid colour palette of pinks, blues and greens evoke a retro feel while maintaining a cool and calm Nordic demeanor. Some quirky highlights include: a lost-luggage service which guests can use to borrow clothes for their holiday, and a soundproofed karaoke room in the middle of the fine dining restaurant. Fresh, fun, creative and playful – I can’t wait to visit this delightful gem of a hotel myself!
evoking a retro feel while maintaining a cool and calm Nordic demeanor
a vivid and breathtaking space coloured in bright yet stylish pastels
Images: Ari Magg