Stephan Oddos was not predestined to evolve in the world of design. However, when he was only 19 years old, his mother suggested that he set up a business specializing in office furniture. This is how the company Weird was born. Since then, he has not stopped developing advice to business leaders. Its leitmotiv: optimize space to improve the working conditions of employees. “35 years ago, I introduced myself as the generator of well-being at work “, he recalls.” It was a little vague concept at the time, and now it has become a real management tool! “
In 1996, Oddos merged with its direct competitor, which carried on an additional activity in interior furniture. It only took two years for Stephan Oddos to buy all of the parts. It was at this point that he began to take a closer interest in the home furnishings and that he decides to create a new independent entity: Trentotto (38 in italian, editor’s note). While Oddos’ office activity continues to expand, Trentotto is evolving and expanding its range of fashionable products and garden furniture. Toulouse now has two brands of the Trentotto brand: one in Saint-Georges and the other in Quint-Fonsegrives.
Unstoppable, Stephan Oddos launched in 2012 a web TV baptized Kansei. A media specialized in the news of thearchitecture andtown planning. In a process of modernizing retail, the group also set up, 7 years ago, a logistics center in Montaudran. “The idea is to create a kind of uber design in order to be able to deliver Trentotto products by express “, explains the company director. Now 54 years old, Stephan Oddos is at the head of a group which produces approximately 11 million euros in turnover and has a little more than 70 employees, of which 60% are women.
What are your plans now?
By 2025, we will generate 15 million euros in turnover by digitizing the sales system of the company Trentotto but also of the whole group. In this approach, we plan to create an e-commerce for the office fit-out part of Oddos in 2022.
What is your favorite place in Toulouse?
Place Saint-Georges, it reminds me of a little Italy. You have the impression of being in a small village while being in town.
Your favorite restaurant in the Pink City?
Nautical emulation, on theRamier Island.
Which movie do you never tire of?
Your favorite fictional character?
Grendizer because he is full of colors, he flies, he wins and I find he is graphically perfect.
What is the super power that you would like to have?
The power of make people happy.
Your favorite song?
“Your heritage” by Benjamin Biolay.
The drink that makes you better?
Your favourite meal ?
Eggs with sorrel.
Rather TFC or Stade Toulousain?
The trip you dream of?
I dream of going to visit Japan. Otherwise, my favorite destination to travel to is New York, and more specifically Brooklyn.
Your favorite animal?
The dog, I’ve always had. They are faithful and happy animals.
Do you have a phobia?
I am a little claustrophobic.
What is the chosen one that annoys you the most?
Lack of curiosity. Moreover, there is a sentence that I like a lot: “nature has given us two ears and one mouth, it is to listen twice as much as we speak”.
Do you have an idea ?
I have two. “IEverything has to move so that everything remains “and” When you do something well chosen, and you say it badly, the other feels like you are doing it badly. “