ODDSSON, Reykjavík

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ODDSSON, Reykjavík

Fusing low- and high-culture, the design-obsessed Reykjavík hotel/hostel concept that defines different...

ODDSSON is a very different proposition. Different is good. Billing itself as a ‘ho(s)tel’, the Reykjavík concept has design at its helm; embracing high- and low-culture and, as they say, ‘leaving everything mainstream out’. Expect the unexpected. (And that includes a karaoke room right in the middle of a fine dining restaurant.)

ODDSSON Reykjavik Design Hostel, Reykjavík Iceland

Designers Döðlur have run amok within the walls of the famous JL HÚSIÐ (JL HOUSE) building, the 1940s architectural treasure lending its brutish industrial aesthetic as a backdrop for riotous colours and a museum-grade collection of vintage design pieces; 20th century icons from designers like Eero Saarinen, Augusto Bozzi, Mario Bellini, and postmodern Italian icon Alessandro Mendini, to name but four.

Not content with stocking the Reykjavík hotel/hostel chock full of rare design gems, mind, Döðlur have produced a range of custom furniture informed by the old warehouse; factory leftovers the inspiration for a minimalist collection that sits comfortably amid its famous companions.

ODDSSON’s Italian restaurant Bazaar offers a high-culture counterpart to a casual lounge, café and bistro that serves as the breeding ground for conversation between the ho(s)tel’s discerning guests — who, should they be unlucky enough to have had their wares misplaced by an airline, can borrow clothes from the Lost Luggage Program.

In a perpetual state of collaboration with the city’s renowned cultural set, ODDSSON have partnered with artist/perfumer Andrea Maack (who produces fragrances as wearable art) to produce their own scent, and are located in the same building as The Reykjavík Art Academy; a yoga and meditation room breathes soul into all the concept offers, and you’ll find bunk­-beds next to a luxurious hotel suite — which means the 230 guests will be a pleasingly mixed bunch. Different is good.

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ODDSSON Design Hostel
ODDSSON Reykjavik
ODDSSON Döðlur
ODDSSON Design Hostel
ODDSSON Reykjavik
ODDSSON Döðlur
ODDSSON Reykjavik
ODDSSON Döðlur
ODDSSON Design Hostel
ODDSSON Reykjavik
ODDSSON Döðlur
ODDSSON Design Hostel
ODDSSON Reykjavik
ODDSSON Döðlur
ODDSSON Reykjavik
ODDSSON Döðlur
ODDSSON Design Hostel
ODDSSON Reykjavik
ODDSSON Döðlur

Photography, Ari Magg

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