Category: Exhibition

04
Sep
2022

Grand Unveiling of Salmon Eye

The Grand Unveiling of Salmon Eye on September 2, 2022 – an initiative with ambitions to revolutionize sustainable aquaculture.

 

Thanks a lot Sondre Eide, family and entire team at Eide Fjordbruk AS for you courage, trust and cooperation around the realisation of the experience design and architectural vision for Salmon Eye – floating near Rosendal, Norway. An iconic project and a spectacular summer day in the Hardangerfjord!

Congratulations and our best wishes for the future from Kvorning Design

 

 

30
Aug
2022

Designer Shelters by Kvorning

Shelters from Kvorning Design – in the series Kvorning Outdoor Solutions.

These designer shelters offer an innovative approach and unique spaces for outdoor learning, events, and around-the-fire sleepovers. Cutting-edge in design: smart, unique, sustainable, and modular. Low-impact design and aesthetic appeal that will change people’s perception forever about staying outdoors and providing great spaces for learning and sleepovers.

They come in several sizes and can be combined in various ways: from the 2-3 person sized shelters to the larger 8-person sized shelters. If placed around a campfire four larger shelters could host up to 30-32 persons!

Indeed, while being surrounded by nature’s amazing views and starry skies, everyone will be able to enjoy these amazing designer shelters.

Join us on a shelter tour here!

03
Aug
2022

Come party with us – 3 live acts

The year 2022 marks 30 years of Kvorning Design on the international exhibitions stage.

Save the date: Friday, 19 August 2022 from 3pm to 8pm. Join us for a party that promises to kick off with a BANG in the courtyard next to our studio at Njalsgade 21E, Copenhagen S, Denmark.

All afternoon, no less than 3 live acts will thrill you with a wide range of exciting and exotic rhythms — from samba to rock’n’roll. And YOU are invited to join our mini festival. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you!

Participation requires registration, so mark your interest ASAP and RSVP no later than 15 August here.

 

21
Jun
2022

The heavy water war

Kvorning Design and partners, Icelandic Gagarin, and Creative Technology, Norway, have won two commissions from the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum, NIA, to develop and realise the conceptual narrative for Tungtvannskjelleren, the heavy water room and research site where the world-changing Norwegian sabotage mission “Operation Gunnerside” took place.

Tungtvannskjelleren, located at the Vemork hydroelectric plant near Rjukan, Norway, is a historic national heritage site of Norwegian and international significance. When the “heavy water room” reopens, visitors will experience the story of the famous sabotage action that took place there in 1943.

As the scene of perhaps the most important event in Norway’s war history, Tungtvannskjelleren is a key destination for history education and a monument to the Second World War. It is a place for learning and reflection, where innovative design must engage and captivate the audience to deliver a compelling history.

Opening: 18 June and September 2022

 

 

 

30
May
2022

A classic new universe for the senses

Kvorning Design is contracting with Classic Car House to create turnkey exhibitions for the upcoming Classic Car House – a classic new universe for the senses, for which work is now underway in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. Taking the former Agricultural Museum and Virumgård as a focal point, and while still maintaining respect for the spirit of the site, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects and landscape architect Julie Kierkegaard are currently in full swing renovating, expanding and building new square meters of exhibition space.

Classic Car House will have a total area of ​​around 25,000 square meters for experiences, exhibitions, a showroom, a car hotel, restaurant/bistro as well as concert and conference facilities. Based on the master plan for all exhibitions – both temporary and more permanent installations – our task now is to bring together the buildings and exhibition concepts to create immersive, spectacular experiences at a world-class level.

Classic Car House will be the destination of choice for anyone passionate about beautiful vintage cars, historic buildings and parks. Something to look forward to it!

Opening: May 2023 / Photo: Classic Car House

24
May
2022

Kvorning Design team wins Nidaros Cathedral commissions

Kvorning Design and partners, SLA and Substrata, win two commissions from the Nidaros Cathedral’s Restoration Workshop, Norway. Both related to Trondheim’s world famous and almost a thousand years old Nidaros Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace.

Kvorning and partners will be developing a feasibility study and general space planning for the surrounding exteriors, courtyards and workshops – and furthermore creating a concept for the many permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Archbishop’s Palace including the Norwegian Royal Regalia. The aim is an updated storyline and new solutions for future use of both interiors and exteriors to ensure a much more active dialogue than today.

 

 

 

13
May
2022

Keynote speech in Istanbul

Historian and Project Developer Ivan Asseev, Kvorning Design, delivers keynote speech, ‘Touching the Untouchables’, on revitalisation of World Heritage sites by exhibition design, memorialization, inclusion, and identites at Heritage Istanbul, Turkey.

 

04
May
2022

Kvorning in London and Istanbul

Meet Kvorning in London and Istanbul in May! Arne Kvorning and Gitte Olsson attend the M+H Show 2022 – Drop by Olympia London, stand G1, on the 12-13 May! Ivan Asseev, Kvorning Design, is keynote at Heritage Istanbul 2022 in Turkey on  the 13 May speaking about ‘Touching the Untouchables. World Heritage Sites Revitalisation: exhibition design, memorialization, inclusion and identities.’

 

07
Apr
2022

Kvorning team wins commission for Tungtvannskjelleren

Kvorning Design team wins commission for Tungtvannskjelleren museum at Vemork in Norway. The site of heavy water experiments during the Second World War.

NIA director Anna Hereid says:

‘In light of present day Europe, it is vital that we place great demands on the telling of Norwegian history. The concept tendered by Kvorning Design, Gagarin and Creative Technology was chosen for its comprehensive and innovative experience concept, which not only provides a range of spectacular, engaging and diverse modes of narration, but also makes the space an attractive arena for conferences or other gatherings.’

Kvorning Design and partners, Gagarin and Creative Technology, won the commission from the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum, NIA, to develop and realise the conceptual narrative for Tungtvannskjelleren, the heavy water research site where the world-changing Norwegian sabotage action ‘Operation Gunnerside’ occurred.

Kvorning Design CEO Arne Kvorning says:

‘Tungtvannskjelleren has been a dream project for a number of years. I know the history very well and immediately invited myself for a visit once the cellar was accessible’.

 

 

02
Apr
2022

Pre-realisation of HCA project

Pre-realisation of H.C. Andersen Art Center project at Lerchenborg south of Kalundborg, Denmark, on the storyteller’s birthday, April 2.

 

30
Mar
2022

Exhibition Concept for Loc 207

The Krøderbanen line, Norway’s longest railway museum and one of Scandinavias largest museum railways, celebrates 150 years in 2022.

Kvorning Design creates concept for Loc 207, at the Krøderen Station on behalf of the Buskerud Museum in Hallingdal, Norway.

 

16
Mar
2022

Bergen Maritime Museum 2.0

Bergen residents are to receive their very own Maritime Museum of the future. The place to meet, hang out and learn about themselves, each other and their own city together with family members spanning across different generations, while being present for and actively participating in a living debate put together by researchers, bloggers and Bergen locals.

The consortium of Kvorning Design (as lead partner), Gagarin and Creative Technology is responsible for the master plan for Bergen Maritime Museum 2.0, created for the Museum West Foundation in Bergen, Norway. The contract includes the development of an overall concept with visualisations, ideas and potential solutions for exhibitions (2500 m2) plus administration and forecourt, a new entrance and a new building in the museum’s inner courtyard. The project was won via competition

16
Mar
2022

Les Glaces Racontent – Frozen Archives

In November 1992, ‘Les Glaces Racontent – Frozen Archives’ put the story of Danish ice core research on the international agenda with a large-scale, European travel exhibition, which HRH Prince Joachim officially inaugurated at The House of Denmark; Denmark’s showcase situated on the Champs Elysées, Paris, France. A thrilling and interactive travelling story about the Greenland Ice Core Project (GRIP), which was funded by the Danish Ministry of Education, and administered by the Danish Polar Center. We were responsible for exhibition design.

Ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet capture extensive information about past climate conditions. They tell us how the Earth’s temperature has changed over more than 100,000 years. Layers of rain and snow effectively store a thermometer. This reveals the temperature of the cloud from which the precipitation fell. A discovery we can thank geophysicist Willi Dansgaard (1922-2011) and his research team for. In July 1992, they made climate research history by hitting the bedrock at a depth of 3029 metres with the ice core drill, ISTUK.

15
Mar
2022

New Køng Museum Masterplan

KØNG is the conceptual title for the master plan and the frame narrative about Køng Factory, 1774-1924. The story of how society’s poorest wove the finest tablecloths for the Danish king’s table. KØNG contains the complete story, from flax flower to Køng Factory. Of how the Køng city developed and flourished.

Kvorning Design is responsible for the master plan and frame story about the New Køng Museum in Denmark with an interactive concept, which is based on the city, the flower, the textile production and the finished royal tablecloth. And not least the people behind it. Staged and brought to life as a total experience. The design has been created for Køng Museum’s Support Association, Denmark.

01
Jan
2022

Celebrating 30 years of international exhibitions

2022 marks 30 years of Kvorning Design on the international exhibitions stage.

Since 1992, architect and exhibition designer Arne Kvorning MAA MDD and his team have created magical settings and moments in over 50 countries worldwide. Covering every phase, from idea inception to delivery of turnkey installations. Concepts and exhibitions that combine storytelling, scenography, design and architecture. From a one-man band to one of the world’s top 10 most influential exhibition design companies.

Thank you, our wonderful clients, partners, and supporters for being an important part of our design journey so far, and we look forward to more exciting projects in the future.

Happy New Year!

See 30th anniversary animation here: 30 Years of International Exhibitions

15
Nov
2021

MOMENT

Kvorning Design is launching a new, creative ­concept development forum, called MOMENT. Creative sparring from idea inception through to magical spaces and experiences. A platform for dialogue with museums, visitor ­centers, parks, and more in Denmark and abroad.

30
Sep
2021

Hi! Have a look at Postyrium!

The Royal Danish Theatre’s new, interactive, mobile attraction for kids introducing families, kids and teachers to classical performing arts. Arranged in three large, expressive containers ready to tour all over Denmark the next years.

Do you want to be an actor at The Old Stage, a ballet dancer, play the harp in the orchestra pit or sing an aria in the opera? – Now you can try it all here…. and it’s free!

Kvorning Design won the task to further develop the Royal Danish Theatre and Henning Larsen Architects’ concepts, design the exhibitions and interactives, and finally produce and implement Postyrium’s adventurous world.

Photo: Camilla Winther

21
Sep
2021

Over 13,000 members!

MuseumDesign on LinkedIn.com, a non-commercial networking group for museums, designers and companies specializing in museum design worldwide, is growing in popularity. Initiated in 2008 by Arne Kvorning, who is also its editor, the network surpassed 13,000 members on 21 September with the addition of new member Emma Dwan O’Reilly. She says –

“As an experiences and audiences professional experienced in working in the heritage and museum sector, working on interpretation and visitor experience development projects, and working across multi disciplinary teams to develop and deliver authentic and relevant audience experiences, I am delighted to have joined this community to network, be inspired and continue to learn. Hello all!”

08
Sep
2021

Hurtigruten Museum Brand

Kvorning Design wins competition about brand and taglines for the new Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes in Vesterålen, Norway.

28
Aug
2021

Hurtigruten Museum Concept

Kvorning Design and Bright Norway revitalize Norway’s rich and proud coastal history with exhibition concept for the New Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes in Vesterålen, Norway.

MS Finnmarken from 1956 – one of the world’s largest museum objects behind glass – stands as a monument to the lifeblood of transport along the Norwegian coast. Link arkitektur’s iconic building is a giant showcase on the harbour front, the birthplace of the Hurtigruten more than 100 years ago.

Norway’s Minister of Culture, Abid Raja, inaugurates the museum on August 28, 2021.

The exhibition is realised as turnkey and won in international competition.

09
Jul
2021

Enjoy your summer holiday!

The Kvorning Design studio will be closed from July 12th to August 1st, 2021 (both days inclusive).

17
Jun
2021

H.C. Andersen Art Centre

A new H.C. Andersen Art Centre will be established in the former stables of the Lerchenborg Estate, Denmark, and be the framework for an internationally recognized art and culture experience centre in this historical setting.

The vision is to invite Danish and international artists to create art based on H.C. Andersen’s fairy tales and universe. Kvorning Design in collaboration with Elgaard Architecture recently presented the first sketches and thoughts on the physical framework and the architectural vision as well as the exhibition and experience concept at an inspiring gathering with contributions from a wide range of stakeholders.

Arne Kvorning, Director of Kvorning Design, says –
‘Like a modern stage setting with artists, works and audience as co-creators, the building and spaces will be equipped with technical and scenographic possibilities and solutions that transform the building into a world class art center. Solutions that create breathless beauty, surprising effects and especially a unique setting of H.C. Andersen’s famous fairytales interpreted by international top artists. Experiences for the heart and brain – the body, too – art and experiences in absolute world class.’

The H.C. Andersen Art Centre is an independent organisation run by Susanne Weihe who has worked on the art center project since 2015.

Photo: Malthe Zimakoff

11
Jun
2021

Norwegian Red Cross’ white bus

Kvorning Design in co-operation with Light Bureau Norway win the competition to create experiences about Norwegian Red Cross’ humanitarian work in and around one of the white buses that brought Scandinavian prisoners home from the concentration camps by the end of WW2. The bus will be focal point for a new experience center for school classes and young people as well as visitors at the Norwegian Red Cross Head Offices in Oslo.

John Harald Bondevik, Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Red Cross, says –

“Our vision for the white bus is to help prevent history from repeating itself. We will make young people aware by sharing the story and what it led to. We will inspire to community involvement by showing what voluntary actors and individuals can achieve. The experience center will first and foremost provide an experience that opens the heart and brain to knowledge and competence. ”

Arne Kvorning, Director of Kvorning Design, says –

“We are proud to win this competition and create exciting and different experiences on behalf of the Norwegian Red Cross. It is unique to have the opportunity to work with one of the original white buses. It is also a great pleasure to work together with Light Bureau again. We expect a lot from that, too. ”

26
Apr
2021

Exhibition for Alta Museum

Kvorning Design wins permanent exhibition, Resources and Identity, in co-operation with Bright Norway and Gagarin, Iceland, for the World Heritage Center for Rock Art – Alta Museum, Norway. The exhibition will complement Alta Museum’s dissemination of Alta from the Stone Age to the present day.

The contract covers design, production and implementation of Resources and Identity. Kvorning Design also masterminded the exhibition, Traces in Stone, about Alta’s rock art inscribed into UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The exhibition will share Alta’s unique history and present with a wide range of themes covering the period from the Stone Age to the present day. The exhibition will examine how Alta’s resources form the basis of human activity and identity. The overall theme being “Who are we who created and create Alta?”

Managing Director Jan S. Dølør, World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum, says –
“We look forward to embarking on the process of completing this part of the basis exhibition together with the team from Kvorning Design, Bright Norway and Gagarin. An incredibly important work for us in 2021 and 2022. We are looking forward to presenting the new exhibition to both locals and visitors”.

Arne Kvorning, CEO, Kvorning Design, states –
“It is a great pleasure for Kvorning Design and our Nordic team to get the opportunity to continue the good collaboration with Alta Museum which we started when Kvorning Design won the exhibition Traces in Stone. Now we have teamed up with Bright Norway and Gagarin and will further develop the overall concept in close and creative co-operation with the museum team and management and produce the whole exhibition, too”.

30
Mar
2021

Malmö throughout 14,000 years

Kvorning Design creates complete exhibition concept, Clues – postholes, DNA and other traces of prehistoric times, for Malmö Museer, Sweden. A permanent exhibition about the Malmö Region throughout 14,000 years. From the Old Stone Age to the early Middle Ages. Malmö Museer are responsible for production and implementation. The concept was won in invited competition.

22
Mar
2021

COVID-19 in international museum perspective

The COVID-19 conseqvenses are a mutual global challenge to museums. Arne Kvorning, Kvorning Design, shares his view on the future together with a number of international clients and partners.

Article in Danish, only, published in the Spring 2021 edition of the Danish museum magazine, Danske Museer.

COVID-19 i internationalt museumsperspektiv

28
Feb
2021

Rock’n’roll or exhibition design?

Arne Kvorning graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts / School of Architecture / Institute of Visual Communication in Copenhagen on February 28, 1986. The big question then – rock’n’roll guitarist or exhibition designer? After following both tracks for years, he ended up as a guitar playing exhibition designer.

24
Feb
2021

LIFE Campus Outdoor Learning

Kvorning Design will act as a turnkey contractor regarding the LIFE Campus Outdoor Learning Lab in Lyngby, Denmark, on behalf of the LIFE Foundation.

The project is based on an approved concept design and outdoor workshop session. Phase 1 includes arrival, learning shelters, arboretum, pometum, hill and inspiration folder about outdoor and indoor signage and wayfinding.

23
Feb
2021

Norwegian World Heritage Sites

Consortium of Kvorning Design, Bright Norway, and Gagarin wins competition about Norwegian World Heritage basic exhibitions on behalf of The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Norway. The contract includes exhibition content, design, production and installation at three world heritage sites so far. The Vega Archipelago, West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord and Alta Museum – World Heritage Center for Rock carvings.

22
Nov
2020

Prominent Professional and Prolific

Denmark rightly prides itself of being a design nation. Still, when talking about Danish designers media and fellows alike seem to concentrate on those few who also seem to cope with marketing and press releases. Contrary to these, Arne Kvorning who turns 60 on November 22, 2020, is certainly one thriving under the radar. It could be explained by his mild and modest personality but it’s also very much due to the fact that he excels in areas which most people neglect as design or perhaps don’t even notice. And yet for nearly 30 years, millions of people around the world have been able to appreciate Kvorning’s ability to create exhibitions in which design, story telling and the sense of space are effortlessly brought together into a whole that never shadows the topic they are vehicle for.

Born in Viborg, one of Denmark’s three ancient capitals, Kvorning graduated cum laude in 1986 from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and soon established himself later with a number of touring exhibition concepts for the Danish Cultural Institute, which among many honours also brought him the first prize at the International Academy of Architecture in Sao Paulo in 2000. Since then he has developed Kvorning Design to become the most significant architectural practice of the Nordic region specialising in exhibition design, with more than 5000 projects on his curriculum. Commissions stem from more than 50 countries covering an impressive range of typologies from museums like London’s Imperial War Museum or educational institutions like The Blue Planet in Copenhagen’s suburbia, to complex intercultural communication on Unesco World Heritage at 14 different locations and blockbuster-themed presentations at world exhibitions in Shanghai and in Taipei. Many of these tasks originate from close collaboration with leading architects such as Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Dominique Perrault, Normann Foster, Snøhetta, BIG, 3XN and Henning Larsen which is another way to say that they regard Kvorning as a peer – knowing that his keen eye for their concepts and his details will always add that little extra which makes their building accessible and pleasant to visit.

Despite all achievements, Kvorning really hasn’t had the chance to show his prowess in music although he is in fact quite competent at shredding one of the six strings guitars in collection. Now that he’s reaching maturity, it’s perhaps time that someone gives him the opportunity to bridge his two passions so he can show spin a story of being part of The Wrecking Crew.

Eric Messerschmidt, Director, Danish Cultural Center, Beijing, China

17
Nov
2020

Welcome to Antonina

Welcome to architect Antonina Salmina; Exhibition Designer at Kvorning Design as per 16 November 2020. Antonina graduated from Moscow and Italy. Antonina has worked at CEBRA, Schmidt Hammer Lassen and NOR3D.

10
Nov
2020

Winning Team at Bergen Maritime Museum 2.0

Consortium Kvorning Design (lead partner), Icelandic Gagarin and Bright Norway win masterplan for the Bergen Maritime Museum 2.0, Norway.

The contract includes development of an overall concept with renders that visualize and describe ideas and possible solutions in a smart way.

01
Sep
2020

Welcome to Derya

Welcome to architect Derya Arpac; Exhibition Designer at Kvorning Design as per September 2020. Derya graduated from the School of Architecture /KADK and has worked with exhibitions in Denmark and abroad at Hay.

01
Aug
2020

Welcome to Annette

Welcome to Annette Hovgaaard; Senior Graphic Exhibition Designer at Kvorning Design as per August 2020. Annette graduated from the School of Architecture/KADK and worked for 2+1 Idébureau and Workz previously.

09
Jul
2020

Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre

Kvorning Design and Bright Norway win international planning and design competition about the Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre in Lærdal, Sogn and Fjordane, Norway. An upgrade of the building and all exhibitions, new entrance, improved visitor flow and attractive resting areas both indoor and outdoor.

General Manager Alf Olsen Jr., Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre, says –

‘The winner project demonstrates a fine balance between renewal without too much change or alterations to the unique expression.

Chief Exhibition Designer and Architect Arne Kvorning, Kvorning Design, continues –

‘Our Danish-Norwegian team is excited to get the chance now to be part of and ensure the frameworks for a new and significantly improved visitor experience at the Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre in Lærdal. Included in the winner project is also a proposal for possible leisure facilities along the river as well as exciting, new cabins at the bottom of the UNESCO-protected Sognefjord. We name them ‘Salmon Cabins’ – a combination of an attractive, small hotel room, a shed and a hideaway in balance with Lærdal’s beautiful nature, inspired by Norwegian traditions and meeting the salmon fishermen’s needs and identity.

The Norwegian Wild Salmon Center is located deep in the Sognefjord, on the riverbank of one of the most famous salmon rivers in Norway, Lærdalselvi. The centre provides insight in the lifecycle of the Atlantic salmon, the management of the wild salmon tribes and the traditions around the fishing for salmon.

18
Jun
2020

Corona Virus and Exhibit Design

Arne Kvorning, CEO, Kvorning Design & Communication, on the impact of Corona virus on exhibition design. Interview with The Association of Danish Museum, Summer 2020 –

‘We already create more audience driven exhibitions. Exhibitions that create experiences for you. Museums will thus be branding themselves on individual exhibition experiences.’

16
Jun
2020

‘We Were Out to Get Whales’

Kvorning Design creates a new exhibition at the upgraded and re-opened Whaling Museum located in Sandefjord in Southern Norway. ‘We Were Out to Get Whales’ shares the story about Norway’s first oil adventure – whale oil.

The history of whaling is long and comprehensive. The exhibition focuses on untold themes lending the participants a voice. ‘We Were Out to Get Whales’ is a quotation from Norwegian shipowner Lars Christensen’s book ‘Such is the Antarctic’ from 1935, about the background for his long involvement in catching and research in the Antarctic. The exhibition is largely based on the museum’s photographic and film collections, objects and archives, as well as loaned material.

The new, permanent exhibition won in international competition is developed in close collaboration with the museum.

12
Mar
2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the current Coronavirus situation, Kvorning would like to inform you that we will be running our design studio until further notice.

We have been following the press conference from the Prime Minister (11 March 2020) and we are up to date on the precautions we need to take. Working from home, file sharing, running e-meetings where possible to replace international flights and meetings, cancelling conferences and major events.

[email protected] or +45 33 93 93 53 for more.

Kvorning Design & Communication

05
Mar
2020

Concept for Langebro Experience

Kvorning Design creates concept for Langebro Experience in co-operation with David Fox.

01
Mar
2020

Welcome to Pernille

Welcome to architect Pernille Løgstrup Iversen; Junior Exhibition Designer at Kvorning Design as per March 2020.

01
Mar
2020

Welcome to Anne

Welcome to Anne Rørbæk Olesen, Project Manager at Kvorning Design as per 1 March 2020. Anne holds a Ph.D. degree in Communication and is a Master of Modern Cultural Communication and Digital Design.

27
Feb
2020

Concept for the ‘Potato Universe’

Kvorning Design creates concept for the ‘Potato Universe’ in Grønhøj, Denmark, on behalf of ‘Life on the Moor’.

A modern, national potato science and experience centre offering sensory and experience-based learning. The latest science news and discoveries among potato farmers, industry and researchers.

 

26
Feb
2020

Kvorning at M+H Show 2020

Meet Kvorning Design at the Museums+Heritage Show 2020 – stand G1 – at Olympia, London, on 13-14 May 2019!

09
Jan
2020

Cover Design for Berlev’s Band

Cover design for Berlev’s Rock’n’Roll Hotel Album, ‘Close to the Line’.

18
Dec
2019
04
Dec
2019

Two Kvorning concepts covered by Norwegian Aftenposten

Proud of travel feature in Norwegian Aftenposten on 4 December 2019 – ‘Eight new NORWEGIAN ATTRACTIONS opening next year’. Kvorning is responsible for concepts for two of the attractions in question.  The concept for the new Hurtigruten Museum in Nordland, Norway, in co-creation with Bright Norway and the concept for Deichman Bjørvika in Oslo which we made ourselves.

 

07
Nov
2019

Meet Kvorning at Cultural Forum

Arne Kvorning discusses exhibition design trends and issues at 8th St Petersburg International Cultural Forum at Manege Central Exhibition Hall on 16th Nov 2019.

05
Nov
2019

IMCC ’19 Roundtable Lunch

Arne Kvorning facilitates Roundtable Lunch – an informal discussion – on exhibition design at the International Museum Construction Congress – IMCC – 2019 in Budapest, Hungary, on 11 November 2019.

01
Nov
2019

Welcome to Vejbæk

Welcome to architect Arne Vejbæk – known as Vejbæk; Head of Projects at Kvorning Design as per November 2019.

04
Oct
2019

Welcome to Louise

Welcome to Louise Augusta Krogh, History Student, University of Copenhagen, Junior Interpreter at Kvorning Design as per October 2019.

27
Sep
2019

Jubilee exhibit for shopping mall

Congratulations, Næstved Storcenter, Denmark, on the 30th anniversary! Kvorning Design & Communication creates the jubilee exhibit,  JOURNEY IN TIME. Politics and the world, film, music, sports, culture, design and fashion from 1989 to today! Four zones present icons from the four decades in question in the shopping mall.

Photo credit: Lise Staubo, CBRE Denmark

10
Sep
2019

LEGO IDEA HOUSE

Kvorning Design & Communication have created LEGO Brand Heritage exhibitions for the renowned Danish toy brand since 2006.

At LEGO Idea House, Lego’s first production site in the heart of Billund, Denmark, visitors learn about the family behind the business, the business itself and its industrial heritage through 85 years.

01
Sep
2019

Welcome to Petteri

Welcome to architect Petteri Salokannel; Senior Exhibition Designer at Kvorning Design as per September 2019.

01
Sep
2019

Welcome to Patricia

Welcome to Patricia Forbert; Senior Graphic Designer at Kvorning Design as per September, 2019.

19
Aug
2019

LEGO® Star Wars™

Kvorning Design & Communication has created a LEGO® Star Wars™ exhibition in the LEGO Idea House in Billund, Denmark, in co-operation with the LEGO Group’s historical team and the LEGO Star Wars design team.

The exhibition is a turnkey solution.

05
Jul
2019

Turn key exhibition for Museum Hurtigruten in Norway

Kvorning Design and Bright Norway create the winner concept for the new Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes in Vesterålen in Norway.

Since 1983, Hurtigruten has been an integral part of life in northern Norway, tying cities and communities together, carrying goods and people over the nation’s number one highway: The ocean.

Brynjar Pettersen, Department Director, Vesterålen, Museum Nord, representing project owner Museum Nord and Lina Vibe, Head of Unit, Hurtigruten Museum in Museum Nord and Project Manager, Museum Nord, comment the winner concept –

‘After a thorough and good process we feel convinced that Kvorning/Bright delivered the best exhibition concept for the new Hurtigruten Museum that is planned to open in 2020. We look forward to the co-operation, fully aware that the coming year will be extremely exciting!’

Lind arkitektur and Multiconsult created the winner concept for the new building that will house the new museum.

The turn key exhibition was won in international competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The consortium Bright Norway and Kvorning Design & Communication win turnkey exhibition for Museum Hurtigruten, Norway, in international competition.

For more than 100 years, Hurtigruten has been an integral part of life in northern Norway, tying cities and communities together, carrying goods and people over the ocean.

The Museum Hurtigruten is located in Stokmarknes. The city of founder of Hurtigruten, Richard With. The museum is part of Museum Nord.

 

 

 

04
Jul
2019

Enjoy your summer holiday!

Kvorning’s summer trip to Skovtårnet and Paradehuset Orangery, Gisselfeld Abbey!

01
Jul
2019

Kvorning creates exhibition for Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum

Kvorning Design & Communication creates exhibition for the new Norwegian experience and science centre, The Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum. The centre conveys the heritage of jekt shipping and is located in Bodø in north-western Norway.

Arne Kvorning says –

‘Rintala Eggertsson Architects’ beautiful and balanced architecture and Kvorning Design’s interactive exhibition melt fine together. In many ways, the final exhibition looks like the sketch project we developed many years ago. A Gesamtkunstwerk, I am tempted to say – architecture, exhibition, contents and story’.

The Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum opened on 22 June 2019.

Kvorning won the turn key solution in international competition.

 

11
Jun
2019

More exhibitions in Norway

Eider duck islands / UNESCO World Heritage. National romanticism. Norwegian coastal history. The climate challenge. Several interesting exhibitions by Kvorning Design & Communication opening in Norway this week – one opened in May!

13 June: Vega UNESCO World Heritage Center, Vega – main exhibition

15 June: Sorenskrivergården, Nes in Hallingdal – exhibition concept about romanticist painter Hans Gude

22 June: Norwegian Jekt-Trade Museum, Bodø – sketch and main project for national experience and knowledge center (photo)

Last month – 7 May – Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger, opened ‘Climate for change’ – permanent exhibition

All exhibitions were won in international competition.

 

20
May
2019

‘Ready steady go!’ opens

‘Ready steady go! – an exhibition for body and mind’, opens at Malmö Museums in Sweden. The temporary exhibition offers loads of exciting activities focusing on physical challenges and interactivity.

Kvorning Design & Communication created the concept and the museum did the production. ‘Ready steady go!’ will be open until 29 September 2019.

20
May
2019
08
May
2019

Concept for Eide Fjordbruk

Kvorning Design & Communication and Norwegian Bright Group have created THE SALMON EYE. A concept for a world-class off shore salmon farm visitor center for Eide Fjordbruk, Norway. 650 sqm of interactive exhibition area that envisions global attention to aquaculture.

07
May
2019

‘Climate for Change’ opens

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger opens ‘Climate for Change’. A new exhibition about the global energy and climate challenge.

Kvorning has developed and elaborated the 120 sqm permanent exhibition in dialogue with the norwegian museum. The exhibition offers both analogue and digital media and was won in an invited ideas competition.

03
May
2019

Meet Dam Trolls in old workshop

Meet the world famed Dam Trolls in creator Thomas Dam’s workshop from the 1950’ies at its original location in Gjøl, Denmark.

Kvorning Design & Communication transforms Thomas Dam’s 35 square meters workshop in Gjøl, Northern Jutland, Denmark, into The Dam Trolls Museum in co-operation with the museum board. The new museum opens on May 3, 2019.

Enjoy!

08
Apr
2019

Famous Cherry Blossom

The cherry blossom at Bispebjerg Cemetery in Copenhagen is famous. Every Spring about 150,000 locals and tourists enjoy the stunning avenue of cherry trees.

Copenhagen Municipality welcomes everybody on OUTPOST – Kvorning’s stylish outdoor displaysystem with a matching banner.

Photo: Kirsten Mousten

01
Apr
2019

Welcome to Berit Reutershan

A warm welcome to Berit Reutershan, new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication per April 1, 2019. Berit is currently completing her first master semester in Spatial Strategies at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts in Kiel, Germany.

07
Mar
2019

Kvorning wins historical exhibition at Malmö Museer

Kvorning Design & Communication wins historical exhibition at Malmö Museer; Southern Sweden’s largest museum. Redesign of 250 sqm permanent exhibition about Malmö region’s history; the Stone Age, The Bronze Age and the Iron Age; 14,000 years in total.

Project Manager Inger V. Melin, Malmö Museer, says –

‘We are looking forward to an exciting, instructive and creative co-operation across Øresund. Not least because Denmark and Sweden share many thousand years of history. Furthermore, we hope our Danish visitors will appreciate the exhibition.’

Opening on 16 November 2019.

Photo: Malmö Museer

01
Mar
2019

Meet Kvorning at ODM in Fredericia

Meet Kvorning at ODM’s fair in Fredericia on 5 March 2019.

 

26
Feb
2019

Kvorning relaunches BUGSYSTEMS.COM

Kvorning relaunches BUGSYSTEMS.COM; selected design solutions conceptualized by Kvorning Design & Communication for exhibitions over the past years. Visit bugsystem.com for displaysystems, interior, lighting and special design for home, work and urban spaces – product information in both English and Danish available.

Arne Kvorning, Kvorning Design & Communication, comments on the relaunch –

”BUGSYSTEMS.COM BY KVORNING have existed for some years but been overshadowed by Kvorning’s exhibition solutions lately. We have, however, created, developed and produced many vivid, super flexible and sustainable products – selected products for home, work and urban spaces, too. By relaunching BUGSYSTEMS.COM, we make the selected products available to more people; including leading Nordic and UK signage and print companies interested in becoming part of Kvorning’s BUGSYSTEMS-dealer network.”

01
Feb
2019

Welcome to Ivan Asseev

A warm welcome to Ivan Asseev, Historian and Project developer at Kvorning Design & Communication per February 1, 2019. Ivan operates from our branch in St Petersburg, Russia.

28
Jan
2019

Temporary exhibition at Malmoe Museer

Kvorning Design & Communication is appointed to design a temporary exhibition at Malmoe Museer in Southern Sweden while the structure of the experience centre, Planet of Ideas, is under renovation. The theme is health benefits of movement.

In 2013, Kvorning designed and produced Planet of Ideas, Malmoe Museer’s experience centre – a permanent exhibition about our planet.

Photo: Nicolai Perjesi Photography

 

 

23
Jan
2019

Kvorning at M+H Show 2019

Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the Museums+Heritage Show 2019 – stand F6 – at Olympia, London, on 15-16 May 2019!

https://show.museumsandheritage.com/feature/kvorning-design-communication/

03
Jan
2019

Graphic identity for MuseumINSIDER

Kvorning creates graphic identity for MuseumINSIDER – logo, print and electronic media; ‘Looking Ahead 2018-2024: Handbook of Future US and Canadian Museum and Heritage Projects’, The Blue Book and MuseumINSIDER’s website.

03
Jan
2019

New Year’s Discount on BUG

10 % discount on BUG, BIG BUG, WALL BUG, BIG WALL BUG from BUGSYSTEMS – Kvorning’s display system – if ordered before February 1, 2019.

Striking floor or wall-hung display system. Simple frame made of glass bead blasted stainless steel. Two sizes. Easy to handle.

Graphic design and print production offered.

More info / order here: [email protected]

01
Jan
2019

Welcome to Lene Ryssel

A warm welcome to Lene Ryssel, Traffic Manager at Kvorning Design & Communication per January 1, 2019.

19
Dec
2018
03
Dec
2018

Kvorning is looking for interns / Spring 2019

Are you an architecture or design master’s student? And would you like to explore whether installation art, exhibition design and spaces is your thing? Then check this out! Kvorning is looking for interns!

Kvorning Design & Communication in Copenhagen is looking for creative master’s students with a passion for doing competition work and design tasks in Denmark and internationally, in places such as Norway and Russia.

As an intern with Kvorning at Njalsgade 21E on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen you will build lots of valuable experience while carrying out fun and exciting projects! Together, we create magical spaces and moments.

Send us a short description of yourself, examples of visualisations and a few lines on your preferred software and platforms. We work with the Adobe suite, particularly PS. Rhino is a common platform for all our 3D’s. V-Ray is also part of the software package. These skills are essential – and especially Rhino.

Send your application and portfolio to Arne Kvorning: [email protected] by 11 January 2019, and we’ll be in touch!

12
Nov
2018

Kvorning at ODM 2018

Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the ODM 2018 Show in Vejle on 13 November 2018.

Visit our stand for a chat about exhibition design!

11
Nov
2018

MIND THE GAP! in Berlin

Based on over 26 years of international experience with museum design and exhibition design Arne Kvorning talks at the IMCC 2018 Conference at Westin Grand Berlin, Germany, focusing on bridging possible gaps between building architects, museum curators and exhibition designers.

Through a selection of cases Arne Kvorning will share his experiences and challenges working with museums and ‘starchitects’.

04
Nov
2018

New Dam Troll Museum

Kvorning Design & Communication wins turnkey exhibition for the world famed Dam Trolls or Good Luck Trolls.

The museum setting is creator Thomas Dam’s workshop from the 1950s at its original location in Gjøl, close to Aalborg, Denmark.

Since October 2016 the animated movie about the Nordic trolls has been playing in theatres thus peaking the popularity of the charming, now 60-year-old Dam trolls.

01
Nov
2018

Welcome to Netta Peltola

Welcome to Netta Peltola, Senior Visual Designer at Kvorning Design per November 1, 2018.

31
Oct
2018

Exhibition for Whaling Museum

Kvorning Design & Communication wins international competition about turnkey exhibition for The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord; Europe’s only museum of whales and whaling.

Museum Director Dag I. Børresen, The Whaling Museum, says –

Kvorning was chosen as exhibition designer due to the company’s broad experience within turnkey exhibitions. Experience, competences and understanding of the museum needs combined with an attractive concept were important criteria that were met during the tender competition. The Whaling Museum looks forward to co-operating with Kvorning Design & Communication on this new and exciting exhibition.

The Whaling Museum is part of the organisation Vestfoldmuseene IKS.

23
Oct
2018

New intern at Kvorning

A warm welcome to Marie Engelhardt Sjögreen, who is the new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication in the period October – January 2019. The internship spans Marie’s seventh semester at the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark.

03
Oct
2018

New intern at Kvorning

A warm welcome to Larissa Streule, who is the new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication in the period September 2018 – February 2019. The internship spans Larissa’s fifth semester of Communication Design in Constance, Germany.

07
Sep
2018

Kvorning wins Norwegian exhibition concept

Kvorning Design & Communication wins in invited competition exhibition concept about one of Norway’s foremost landscape painters, the romanticist painter Hans Gude (1825-1903), for Sorenskrivergården in Nes in Hallingdal.

 

01
Sep
2018

Welcome to Luna Berlev

Welcome to Luna Berlev, assistant at Kvorning Design as per September 2018.

17
Aug
2018

Speaker at IMCC 2018 in Berlin

How Do We Make Museums Better? Mind The Gap!

Arne Kvorning is looking very much forward to sharing experiences and challenges on working with Danish and international museums and ‘starchitects’ … Mind The Gap! as speaker at IMCC 2018 in Berlin on November 11-13, 2018!

Excited to discuss the ultimate question further: How Do We Make Museums Better? See you in Berlin in November!

For more information: http://www.museum.construction/agenda/

08
Aug
2018

Kvorning wins Norwegian energy exhibition

Kvorning Design & Communication is the winner in an invited ideas competition for a permanent new exhibition about the global energy and climate challenge for the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger.

Kvorning’s winning proposal will be developed and elaborated in close dialogue with the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, thereby guaranteeing both the museum and its partners wide-ranging influence over the concept, content and form of the exhibition.

“We’re pleased to once again be set to collaborate with Kvorning Design & Communication on the realization of a very exciting and important exhibition at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Kvorning’s concept has been chosen because, in an incredibly effective way, it takes the exhibition space as its basis and shows how it can be used in its own right to convey the message of the exhibition. We’re looking forward to a close and fruitful collaboration and are confident that together we will arrive at a thought-provoking and interesting exhibition about the greatest challenge of our age: the energy and climate problem, with the architecture in the space, the exhibition design and the content together telling the story,” explains Head of Exhibition and Communication at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Anja W. Fremo.

Message conveyed by the space

The shape of the exhibition space forms a natural, opinion-generating component of the facilitation process. A circular exhibition with a central luminous element – an artistically stylized sun, globe or something completely different—that remains to be seen from the dialogue that emerges—immediately grabs the attention of visitors young and old, highlighting the importance of adopting a reflective approach to the energy and climate issue.

Now’s the time!

A mixture of analog and digital media gives people of all ages the low-down on fossil energy and renewable energy. Sustainability is a ’must’, but can it meet our needs, we wonder?

Dilemmas

Interactive stations are being considered as an introduction to various forms of energy in a number of Norwegian cities, e.g. an interactive station about electricity, which is generated cheaply by Norway’s many hydroelectric power stations. There are many challenges associated with switching to green energy, but at the same time also many dilemmas.

The exhibition (120 sq.m) opens in April 2019 and was won in an invited international competition.

 

About the Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway, communicates the history of Norwegian oil in architects Lunde & Løvseth’s iconic setting. Since the museum opened in 1999, the Petroleum Museum has consolidated its position as the country’s key arena for research, documentation and facilitation of the contemporary history of Norway as an oil nation. The museum has some 100,000 visitors a year.

10
Jul
2018

Graphics for Looking Ahead

New Publication Ready Now – ‘Looking Ahead 2018-2024: Handbook of Future US and Canadian Museum and Heritage Projects’ – MuseumINSIDER has been working together with the UK’s Department of International Trade to help UK museum and heritage suppliers identify opportunities and export to North America. One of the tools is this free E book profiling 65 museum and heritage projects across the US and Canada … with budgets totaling over $12.5 billion, scheduled to be completed within six years!

Graphic design by Kvorning Design & Communication

 

28
Jun
2018

Kvorning at M+H 2018 Show

Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the Museums + Heritage 2018 Show at Olympia London on 16-17 May!

Visit our stand F6 for at chat about exhibition design, interior design and graphic artwork!

 

13
Jun
2018

Traces in Stone, Alta, Norway

Kvorning Design & Communication has masterminded the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum’s new 150 sq.m permanent exhibition, Traces in Stone, about Alta’s world heritage, rock art, which has opened in Alta in Finnmark county, Norway.

A modern, interactive exhibition about the rock art of Alta, which includes UNESCO-protected rock carvings and rock paintings made approximately 7,000 to 2,000 years ago. Alta has Northern Europe’s largest occurrence of rock art from the hunter-gatherer society. It constitutes the most important evidence of settlements and human activity so far north during prehistoric times. And as a result it was added to UNESCO’s world heritage list as early as 1985.

The exhibition offers plenty of interaction and entertainment for everyone. Here, for example, visitors young and old can sculpt out a rock carving, go exploring in the history of Alta in the ’Landscape Game’ and generate luminescent rock carvings in the dark by lamplight. Traces in Stone offers experiences and activities that will wow, inform, generate debate and provide food for thought. The exhibition also includes a selfie booth with Northern Lights, buttons and infographics that conjure up and animate the magic of the spirit world of the past.

Harriet Hagan, Manager of the World Heritage Rock Art Centre at Alta Museum, states:

“With Traces in Stone we invite the public to enjoy experiences, participation and exploration, while at the same time encouraging their curiosity and engagement. The exhibition provides an altogether different experience to previous exhibitions, and visitors will learn about rock art by using both their hands and their heads. The museum has been working on the exhibition for many years, and we are extremely proud that we can now show it off to both the local population and all our visitors.”

The exhibition was won as part of an international competition.

06
Jun
2018

Five teams prequalified for Natural Park Amager

Five teams, including SLA with Johansen Skovsted Architects, Rambøll and Kvorning Design & Communication as sub-consultants and Morten D.D. Hansen as consultant, have been selected for the project competition for Natural Park Amager. We are very much looking to the working on the team and the competition!

16
May
2018

Kvorning is looking for interns

Are you an architecture or design master’s student? And would you like to explore whether installation art, exhibition design and spaces is your thing? Then check this out! Kvorning is looking for interns!

Kvorning Design & Communication in Copenhagen is looking for creative master’s students with a passion for doing competition work and design tasks in Denmark and internationally, in places such as Norway, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

As an intern with Kvorning at Njalsgade 21E on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen you will build lots of valuable experience while carrying out fun and exciting projects! Together, we create magical spaces and moments.

Send us a short description of yourself, examples of visualisations and a few lines on your preferred software and platforms. We work with the Adobe suite, particularly PS. Rhino is a common platform for all our 3D’s. Vray, Keyshot and FormZ are also part of the software package.

Send your application and portfolio to Arne Kvorning: [email protected] by 27 May 2018, and we’ll be in touch!

 

08
May
2018

Exhibition design lectures by Arne Kvorning

Exhibition design lectures by Arne Kvorning, senior exhibition designer MDD, architect MAA – info/booking +45 41 13 17 41 / [email protected]

MIND THE GAP! 

‘It is crucial with a well-established co-creational process. Then people listen to each other. Respect each other’s knowledge and backgrounds.’

BRINGING SPACE DRAMATICALLY TO LIFE 

‘Develop your sense of room and space, be precise in your use of the many different means of expression – be interested and open to a lot of different themes and knowledge. Be open, and listen carefully …’

MAGIC PLACES AND MOMENTS 

‘Exhibition design is very different from working with architecture. Exhibitions should tell stories through artefacts, interpretation, and scenography.’

EXHIBITION DESIGN: FROM CONCEPT TO EXHIBITION

Focus on concept development and co-creation between museums and designers. The full process from concept to exhibition.’

01
May
2018

Kvorning Aarhus

As of 1 May 2018 Kvorning Design & Communication will also be present in Aarhus – Sydhavnsgade 7 2nd floor, 8000 Aarhus C.

30
Apr
2018

Arne Kvorning: ‘Bringing Space Dramatically to Life’, IM 48, 2017

‘Bringing Space Dramatically to Life’. Interview with senior exhibition designer and architect MAA MDD, Arne Kvorning, Kvorning Design & Communication, on museum and exhibition design, Informatica Museologica 48, 2017 (issued April 2018), Museum Documentation Centre, Zagreb, Croatia.

24
Apr
2018

Kvorning and Norwegian Vindfang prequalified in Bergen

Kvorning Design & Communication together with Norwegian partner Vindfang are prequalified for the concept, exhibition and interior design competition regarding the new fishfarming visitor center at The Norwegian Fisheries Museum in Bergen.

 

24
Apr
2018

Kvorning at M+H Show 2018

Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the Museums+Heritage Show 2018 – stand F6 – at Olympia, London, on May 16-17.

01
Apr
2018

Welcome, Josefine

Welcome to Josefine Willadsen, our new office girl-filing clerk-chef who joined us on 1 April 2018.

Josefine has studied Social Sciences in Brussels after her upper-secondary examination in social sciences from Roskilde Gymnasium in 2016 and will now be keeping all of us at Njalsgade 21E in check until she will start studying at the University of Copenhagen in September.

23
Mar
2018

New exhibition for Danfoss in Als

Kvorning Design & Communication is responsible for the concept, design and production of the Danfoss Museum’s new permanent exhibition, ‘Mads and his dreams’, about the founder, Mads Clausen (1905-1966). Set on his native farm in Als, the exhibition takes its cue from Mads’s ability to dream throughout his life. From pure imagination and fervent desire during his boyhood, through inspiration and creativity in his youth, to concrete goals for the future during adulthood.

‘Mads and his dreams’ brings to life the tale of a person who is capable of dreaming, setting himself goals and accomplishing them. A narrative device with conscious dramatic art, light, sound and projections. The rooms of the farm create filmic backdrops to the anecdotes. A poetic and unconstrained layer that underpins the narrative. Displays operate on sight-lines and axes, positioning central experiences and points de vues at the end of them, with one room thereby introducing the next. In parallel with Mads’s life story and Danfoss’s development, the rooms and the stories unfurl – ups and downs – joys and sorrows.