Odin and Archibald
Famille - Paris

Envisioning a Baroque and Theatrical Setting of Two Young Art Collecting Roommates.

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Odin and Archibald

We are starting this year as we mean to go on… with a sense of art and eclecticism! Meet Odin and Archibald, two iconoclasts with a passion for divergent design. A true marvel, this home is hidden close by the Marché Saint-Ouen furthermore appropriating the extensive art collection within it. Canvases by up-and-coming painters infused with a collection of 40’s ceramics, the house showcases and combines the styles of Odin and Archibald seamlessly. Having acquired a sense of taste due to the artistic upbringing they both received their preference in style was shaped by their meeting and continual friendship. For me the home combines a sense of time-gone-by and contemporary enthusiasm, a place providing real and raw inspiration.

Salon Mah Jong Roche Bobois Luminaire Jean Royère Peau Zèbre Bleu Drawing Room Blue Farrow and Ball Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Salon Guéridon Brésilien Céramiques Art Objets Collection Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Luminaire Liane Jean Royère Canapé Mah Jong Roche Bobois Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Table Salle à manger Crabe Presse Papier Vintage Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Grue Or Bibelots Céramiques Miroir Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Art Bibelots Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Salle à manger Table Déjeuner Livre Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Luminaire Vintage Salon Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Salon Collection Livres Domus Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Piano Luminaire Vintage Salon Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald

Odin, Archibald, who are you ?

Odin

I’m Odin.

Archibald

And I’m Archibald.

Why did you choose this house ?

Odin

It’s in a corner… away from undesirables !

 

Archibald

It was an ideal choice for us, a blank page. We struggled during the process of development either with a loss of inspiration or by the scale of the project we wanted to apply. And we didn’t plan on staying so long actually.

How do you find the dynamics of living together ?

Odin

Usually, the decoration hides the mess that Archibald creates and spreads. I live somewhat simply… I couldn’t imagine living with anyone else in this way except Archi, I’m much too dull.

Archibald

It’s natural for the head of the house to be this way… I am rather territorial so I’m still shocked by the fact I am living with someone else.

You are both proponents of design, how did you choose the overall decor ?

Odin

For the colours we had to repaint several times but in the end we were in agreement. Blue for the living room, red for the stairs etc. The only constraint was the final shade decision from the Farrow & Ball colour card. Archibald had some pieces from his old apartment, we combined that with things we couldn’t sell and items we wanted to keep.

Archibald

In terms of colours, we obviously choice for our own rooms and I chose mine completely wrong.

Salon Cheminée Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Portrait Odin Salon Cheminée Canapé Mah Jong Roche Bobois Jean Royère Luminaire Liane Maison Saint Ouen
Portrait Salon Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Sculptures Art Accumulation Miroirs Ovales Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald

Blue for the living room, red for the stairs etc. The only constraint was the final shade decision from the Farrow & Ball colour card.

Salon Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Cheminée Art Accumulation Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald

Any particularly favorable artists, styles or icons?

Odin

In terms of music, it’s “Lait de Coco” by Maya! That is basically the soundtrack of the house. But for the others, I’d say it’s a schizophrenic inspiration mix, luxury liners to villas in Nice.

Archibald

I’m into this gypsy rapper from Moldova called Foku Me. Takis and Rubens are also inspiring.

How do define your style in terms of furniture?

Odin

I’m unsure. I guess I just see what I like and envision it somewhere or another, most likely because it reminds me of something or somewhere. I suppose I don’t really have an answer for this question.

Archibald

I agree with Odin about the sense of memory but also almost nothing of what I love was around when I grew up. Quoting Odin, my style is somewhat ‘boring’… Joking aside, I believe a lot of what I like goes back to architecture. I think I would enjoy living amongst the miniature figurines. France Miniature theme park in my living room would be pretty cool.

Tell me of your education in relation to art and design of 20th Century?

Odin

My mother was working in the markets before me so I saw passing trends from the 80’s, 90’s etc and very early began seeing things in terms of commercial potential, supply and demand, rarity and desirability. But especially this made me sure to visit exhibitions and be generally aware of the current artistic spirit.

Archibald

My father was a designer but with an Art Deco sensibility. I wasn’t so influenced by my parents so I learnt what I know from my work.

Lustre Entrée Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Chambre Peinture Violette Lampe Luminaire Lit Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Bureau Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Terrasse Assises Rouges Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Vue Extérieure Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Couloirs Vue Chambre Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Bureau Bois Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Bureau Bois Machine à écrire Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Suspension Isamu Noguchi Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Porte Détails de porte-clefs Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Chambre Suspension Isamu Noguchi Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Chambre Valise Papier Peint Jungle Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Valise Chambre Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Rasoir Ancien Salle de bain Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Parfums Salle de bain Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Plancher Sculpture Vintage Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald Vue Saint Ouen Maison Odin et Archibald Miroirs Ovales Sculptures Art Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald

In terms of decor, how exactly do you begin when you arrive in a new space?

Archibald

Understanding how you will  occupy the space before anything.

Odin

Who goes in which room ? In which room will you keep the crap ?

Something cheap you are particularly proud of ?

Odin
Odin

My destroyed Noguchi lighting fixture !

Archibald

Something I’ve sold already for a generous profit.

What is missing at your home?

Odin

A butler.

Archibald

A secretary.

A restaurant you last recommended ?

Odin

Last as in last before I die?

Archibald

Or the one we last to and would recommend?

Odin and Archibald
Meuble Zèbre Maison Saint Ouen Odin et Archibald
Terrasse Portrait Odin et Archibald Maison Saint Ouen

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