Hotel Oddsson / Reykjavik, Iceland / Design by Dödlur
Have you ever been in Iceland ? I do, and the next time I go, trust me this is where I'm going to: the Oddsson Hotel or a gem of design located at only 10 minutes from the city center of Reykjavik.
It is true that refined and evolved interior design hotels are not lacking in Iceland and especially in the Nortern countries. But this one has something special for me... Designed by the Icelandic agency Dödlur, here are 3 good reasons to be interested in this project AND to spend your next vacations there:
1 / THE SCANDINAVIAN SPIRIT, THE PURE, THE TRUE ONE
Let's start by saying that this hotel is absolutely borrowing of Scandinavian style. It smells like the spirit of the North, from the lobby to the bathrooms, with this perfect colour ans styles mix. This match between materials, similar or opposite, reminds me the Acne Studios shops designed by the architecture firm BozarthFornell (Sweden).
The lobby makes me want to spend hours reading a book of Arnaldur Indridasson*, sipping mojitos or a cup of tea, according to the period... I honestly want to try all the seatings there, while feeding my mind and my eyes with this marvelous furniture set.
The rooms are both very cozy and soothing, all have a very wide window, like a picture of the sea...
2 / A VERY TRENDY STYLE
The outline of a project that we might begin to like are drawn. But what about details ? It is clear that this part was also very neat. This hotel was born in the spring of 2016, and needed to show some current headlight and trendy parts. Thereby, we can see the Utrecht Chair designed in 1935 by Gerrit T. Rietveld and edited by CASSINA, ( presented coated of the "Boxblocks" fabric by Bertjan Pot at the Milan Design fair. This Special Edition is available in 3 colours, each limited to 90 copies ). In the rooms, you can also sight the very cult Parentesi lamp of Achille Castiglioni edited by FLOS.
In addition Dödlur and Stass Architects have designed a chair especially for this hotel, so you will see it only there! (#exclusivity ! ) I love this "beach style" inspiration with very trendy colors, and high-end materials and finishes.
3 / BECAUSE THERE IS ALSO A RESTAURANT !
That is the good news. You can also go to the Bazaar restaurant, bistro and bar, which is the second place to be. The restaurant offers home made and inventive cooking, whose colorful associations provide a luxurious touch to the decor... Gross industrial ceiling, Oddsson chairs and this turquoise/hazelnut color cast always there: 70's effect guaranteed !
In addition, these small touches of architectural humor scattered throughout ( take a look at this false obscured window ! ) that make this space winning good points. Humor is needed even while eating after all, isn’t it ?
So, who will go there ? ; )
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*Arnaldur Indridasson is an Icelandic polar writer.