ODDSSON is a new hotel/hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland, which opened its doors in 2016. In a nutshell, ODDSSON is “a hotel with a hostel atmo, a hostel with hotel service”.
Check out my interview on ODDSSON Ho(s)tel’s Journal (published on the previous version of the ho(s)tel’s website).
As the main Designer and Art Director behind this project, working in tandem with Creative Director Daníel Atlasson of creative agency Döðlur, the spectrum of my work extends across a wide array of disciplines. To name a few:
Anything from chairs, tables, benches, closets to lighting and pastry carts for the café; from bringing initial ideas to life based on the Creative Director’s vision, to sketches, technical drawings, all the way to 3D modelling/rendering and production management.
Right: The ODDSSON signature chair, dining and lounge tables, lighting for the restaurant and concepts for a mobile library.
Among others, my responsibilities included the final colour palette for all interiors, such as rooms, bathrooms, ground floor, etc. and textile colours, e.g. carpets and curtains; as well as procurement management.
As a creative alternative to creating computer renderings of the hotel/hostel rooms for promotional material, I decided to build eccentric scale models that would better illustrate the quirky details of this “odd” ho(s)tel.
CAD & Hand Rendering
To showcase the reception, bar, café and restaurants on the ground floor, with the same analog vision in mind, I produced hand-drawn marker renderings. I chose to create standard CAD renderings to demonstrate interior details.
Below and right: the bar area, café, restaurant, hotel bed and front view of the majestic bar.