The Oddsson Hotel in Reykjavik Puts a Contemporary Spin on Historic Style

By: Amelia Roblin - Sep 5, 2016
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It's become increasingly clear that 1950s style is back and booming, and here it is reimagined so completely in this retro hotel in Iceland. The Oddson Ho(s)tel assumes two floors of a 1940s warehouse building, from which the architects got their inspiration for the punchy interior design.

Incorporating some of the original furniture left in the spaces, Döðlur coated the walls with the bold and characteristic turquoise pigment, adding accents in deep pink that can be found in fixtures like the bathroom sinks. The hybrid hotel-hostel rooms are complete with bespoke wooden beds and storage units that deliver the basics to guests within a consistently vibrant atmosphere. In the common spaces, the designers played with extreme color combinations, contrasting patterns and unusual pairings of objects. Overall, this retro hotel exudes a playful creativity in its conception that is so characteristic of the artistic capital city.