"Lille Fejringhus”- Denmark
work of art - A sculpture - A
philosophy - An architectural
masterpiece - Framework for a
very small village with just a few
houses was called FEJRING – probably
derived from a Norwegian word.
Translated into English it is
Celebration. Then in English “Little
Celebration House”. It is built by
artist and designer Asbjorn Lonvig for
his family and work - in state of the
art materials - without regard to costs.
Lonvig has chosen to enjoy his otium
after for three decades having been
practicing his artistic and design work
in "Lille Fejringhus" and achieving more
than he might respect. Exhibited at
museums around the world - as the
highlight was the world's most
prestigious art museum Museum of Modern
Art in New York and he has designed for
Bang & Olufsen's, at a time the
company still was a world brand.
You buy a feeling. You encounter the
unique atmosphere already in the
entrance area with a view of a
meter-high room with windows in the
ridge line and from the ceiling-to-floor
windows in the gable. Spiritual and
uplifted as you enter a Danish village
church, where the organ plays Strawberry
Fields Forever. When you walk around the
house, you feel like an adventure
journey in architectural details.
Insight you observe several lighting,
water-cut walls with exquisite art etc.
Where Poul Henningsen, Børge Mogensen,
Arne Jacobsen, Piet Hein, H. J. Wegner
and other glitteratis. With calm and
filled with joy, you feel an urge to sit
down and and just feeling the atmosphere
of the rooms. Ready to embrace your life
- with colorful simplicity.
Journalist at Berlinske Tidende, Danish
major newspaper, visited the house and
wrote: "In the twilight seen
from the garden, it looks like a ship
rushing forward out of the dream blue
nothing that carries sparkling ladies
and dark, gallant men with movie star
stature rolling with burning passion
in the crystal-lit lounges without
sweating. If you only look at the low
white sleep flew with the small
windows, one thinks of the
Mediterranean, and for a moment you
sit with your back against the
sun-drenched wall, and breathe the
exciting aromas of the air. But if you
look at the house in the sharp Danish
December light and in a completely
sober state, then you see it as one of
these modern churches, yes, right in
the middle of the brown-knotted, newly
developed area in Hedensted near Vejle
“Lille Fejringhus” is located at
the end of Fejringhusvej in Fejring
(near Hedensted) out to large park-like
permanent open space with bridge over
Tange Creek, small forest area and
towards SE path system through the
beautiful Tange Creek Valley area ending
at Lille Dalby and the Hedensted Golf
Club's driving range, the Golf Pay
& Play full rated 9 hole course,
and the main 18 hole course. Tange
Creek Valley and the small forest area
at the end of it has a rich wildlife
including many bird species and even
deer are seen in the area. The garden is
open in the SE and SV - inspired by
Frank Lloyds Wright's houses in Oak
Park, Chicago. 3 high hedges for NV, NE,
and SE. One is "Egeskov-inspired"
and 3 meter in height.
The neighborhood is very quiet. School,
recreation center, kindergarten,
nursery, ballroom, soccer field and
playground are within walking distance.
one hour of car driving you can reach
Aarhus, Silkeborg, Brande, Herning,
Billund, Kolding, Fredericia,
Middelfart, Odense Vejle and Horsens. In
45 minutes you are at the International
Airport in Billund. There are 50+
flights departing from Billing. Among
which are all the European capitals.
See destination map.
Design / Drawing
Same process as
the creation of Asbjørn Lønvig sculpture
at E45. Continuously drawn and built in
model. The architectural work has been
done by Ginnerup Arkitechitects.
Water cut and
white painted. Double walls. Partitions
are bricked. Everything is bricked
(...according to builder Orla Kjeld
Bothe bricks to 11 ordinary houses).
Asphalted 300 square meter courtyard,
yard and double carport with pearl
gravel at the top. 2 Ø25 blue columns in
front of carport. In addition, extra
parking space with stable gravel under
grass, for 2 - 4 cars.
entrance with clinker (30 square
meters), with 3 blue Ø25 columns, 1
wooden terraces with exit, 2 cobbled
terraces (genuine cobblestones) with
exit, one facing SE with 10 square
meters the other under roof with 25
square meters, 2 with the house built
clinker-built wooden houses for
warehouse and annex.
The covered entrance area
goes inside the main door into the hall
with toilet. All with the same type of
clinker. The house consists of 5 wings
forming an H - in several staggered
plans. Ceilings for chicken. 400 square
meters under roof.
Wing SV: sleeping area / toilet / shower
/ "whirlpool" and living room with open
fireplace. Trip-Trap plank floor in
Wing NW: Library and 3 large rooms with
toilet/shower and private entrance.
Trip-Trak plank floor in library and
carpets in rooms.
the middle: Dining room with specially
designed aluminum window section with
tower and lighting for kitchen with
fantastic brickwork. Trip-Trap bright
lye-treated plank floor. Kitchen with
specially designed cooking island and
extractor hood. Scullery with tiles.
I: "Knight's Hall" approx. 75 square
meters, with 10 x 1 meter skylights -
with 20 windows in tilt and indirect
lighting on ceiling, ceiling for floor 1
meter wide window section in gable 10
windows. Trip-Trap brightly lacquered
plank floor along the room. Music events
have emphasized a fantastic acoustics in
the "Knight's Hall".
II: 100 square meters with living area
(50 square meters) with pool table, dart
other activities. Work space (50 square
with workplace and approx. 80 shelf
meters, 60 cm wide.
outside and inside is included as part
of the house.
1450 square meters +
200 square meters of grass edge to path.
Designed by the landscape gardening firm
Nygaard, Horsens, where it was Bent
Nygaard himself who designed and built
the garden. Maintained by the
landscaping company Per Rønholdt,
Lille Fejringhus has been
praised in articles in the major Danish
newspapers, in local newspapers,
magazines worldwide - including a
Electric panels, heat pump,
fireplace, district heating - heat
consumption halved over the last 5
years. Computer-controlled wireless
Danfoss thermostats, independent
wireless computer control of floor
heating. District heating is green,
where CO2 emissions have halved over the
last 5 years.
Contacts are centrally
controlled pushbuttons, a total of 20
spot lamps in ceilings distributed
across all rooms, and in the "knight
hall" indirect light, spot spotlights
pointed up the ceiling with 35 strong
spots. However pretty expensive.
Outdoor lighting is LP quartz moon and
Mogens Hansen as well as in the driveway
Asbjorn Lonvig's own lamp design.
Falck has installed a
comprehensive Verisure alarm system
consisting of camera detectors,
vibration detectors, and fire alarms,
which are in direct two-way contact with
the alarm center. The alarm center can
monitor the situation in the house via
Everything is maintained to the
newly built standard. Window glass has
been switched to energy-saving 3-layer