Monday 12 Sep 2016


ODDSSON is a new establishment in Reykjavík, Iceland, launching its first hotel/hostel project in May 2016.

The concept:

The concept behind ODDSSON is a contrast high and low culture, leaving everything mainstream out. This simple idea has served both as a design compass but also the freedom to create something very different from the hotels and hostels we are used to.

There is a happy marriage between the integrity of the industrial architecture found in the original warehouse building, and Döðlur’s own eclectic aesthetic and custom pieces. The custom made pieces are inspired by the creativity that can be found in factories where leftover material, for example pipes and blue profiles, is used to create simple, raw but beautiful furniture.

ODDSSON is a gallery for furniture lovers the mix of our own design and furniture masterpieces from late last century. A lot of effort has been put into a nice collection of furniture with very rare design gems from the likes of: Pierre Jeanneret, Augusto Bozzi, Pierre Paulin, Pierre Chapo, Mario Bellini, Tobia Scarpa, Alessandro Becci, Paul Evans, Ettore Sottsass, Mario Botta, Alessandro Mendini, Gerrit Rietveld, Eero Saarinen, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, DeSede, Gervan, Milo Baughman, Michel Ducaroy, Maison Jansen and Tomasso Barbi just to name drop a few.

ODDSSON is located in one of the most famous buildings in Iceland? JL HÚSIÐ (JL HOUSE). ODDSSON´s accommodation is on the 4th and 5th floors and the reception is on the ground level. The noticeable warehouse building is an architectural monument from the 1940s, located directly on the west bank of center of Reykjavík. It offers a spectacular view over the Faxaflói (Faxbay).

A perfect place for thrifty people with an expensive taste.

About the designer:

DÖÐLUR is a creative company based in Reykjavik, Iceland. DÖÐLUR was founded in January of 2012 by Creative Directors Daniel Atlason and Hörður Kristbjörnsson, a pair of revered creatives who formed an allegiance 

through years of working together at two of Iceland’s biggest advertising agencies. After successfully collaborating on campaigns for clients such as IKEA, TOYOTA, The National Bank of Iceland, Icelandair, Vodafone and 66N, the duo decided to join forces in a company of their own.