The Blue House

The house in Kgs. Lyngby -
that held a special place in Wiinblad’s heart

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Bjørn Wiinblad owned a number of houses and apartments in Denmark and Europe, but he reserved a special place in his heart for The Blue House. The Blue House was Wiinblad’s home and workshop until his death in 2006.

The Blue House in Kgs. Lyngby functioned as both an open artist’s home and a living workshop for ceramic artists. The House still stands today exactly as it was when he died.

The Blue House is in every respect a reflection of Wiinblad’s maximalism and joie de vivre – and a riot of sensory impressions.

The 700 m2 – including a host of secret rooms – are laid out with the most amazing interiors consisting of a huge, multifarious art collection from all parts of the world, as well as books from floor to ceiling. They bear testimony to a much-loved and intellectual multi-artist.

Bjørn Wiinblad bought the charming wooden building from the Swedish applied artist Brita Drewsen in 1966.

Brita Drewsen continued to live in the guest house located at the end of the large and beautifully planted grounds, while Bjørn Wiinblad resided in the main building, which he furnished with his own designs, furniture and carpets, supplemented by his huge art collection.

A very special room is The Blue Dining Room, where Wiinblad entertained Danish and international celebrities, everyone from Lulu Sigler, Margerithe Viby and Erik Brandt to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Day in, day out, guests were invited to dinner with Wiinblad as the focal point and generous host. He was also keen to invite guests to ‘his’ restaurant at Hotel d’Angleterre – Restaurant Wiinblad – which he furnished and decorated in 1994.

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One of Bjørn Wiinblad’s greatest desires was to make The Blue House a working museum for young artists. However, the building needs care and attention to make this dream come true. For every product sold, we therefore donate a sum to the renovation and upkeep of The Blue House.

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Visit The Blue House

One of Bjørn Wiinblad’s greatest desires was to make The Blue House a working museum for young artists.

However, the building needs care and attention to make this dream come true.

For every Bjørn Wiinblad product sold, a sum is therefore donated to the renovation and maintenance of The Blue House, in the hope that it will one day be possible to realise the multi-artist’s dream of transforming the house into a working museum.

Visits to The Blue House can be arranged.

The house is normally off limits to the general public, but associations and large groups (min. 16 people) can visit it by arrangement. On such occasions, one or more people who were close to Bjørn Wiinblad will lead a guided tour and tell stories and anecdotes from Bjørn Wiinblad’s remarkable life.

The minimum price for a visit is DKK 2,000, including a guided tour, and the price applies for up to 16 people.

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