Museum of the year 2024

Kvorning Design has developed exhibition concept and design for 2 of 3 Norwegian museums nominated for Årets Museum 2024 / Museum of the Year 2024 by the Norwegian Museum Association. The Jekt Trade Museum in Bodø and the Hurtigrute Museum in Stokmarknes.

Thanks a lot, to the super dedicated museum teams for inspiring collaboration, to architects Rintala Eggertsson and Link Architecture, the Norwegian Museum Association and everyone involved.




Transformative processes

Exhibition designers from Cape Town, Amsterdam, London, New York, Mexico City, and Copenhagen met today to present and discuss selected works – focusing on key themes like transformation, social polarization, racial justice, climate emergency, techno ethics through their work.

Arne Kvorning was invited to participate this session and introduced Salmon Eye as a transformative project with focus on sustainable fish farming – a conference center, a visitor experience, and a fine dining restaurant all in one floating pavilion.

The forum was organized by Tricia Austin from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and Tim McNeil, University of California, Davis. As editors for the Routledge series Museum Making, they envisage the discussions leading to a new book that would feature industry expertise from across the world to demonstrate the important impact of exhibition design on society.   


‘In the Eye of the Storm’

Kvorning Design is partnering with European art museums and exhibition organizers for preparing a touring exhibition in the Nordic countries to present modernist Ukrainian artworks from first half of the 20th century, and at the same time to protect the unique art from the risks of the current Russian invasion that started on February 24, 2022.

Two years later … on February 22, 2024, ‘In the Eye of the Storm – Modernism in Ukraine’ organized by Belvedere, Vienna, with the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in partnership with the National Art Museum of Ukraine, opened at the Belvedere, Vienna. Marking the fourth European venue following Madrid at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Autumn 2022), Cologne and Brussels. Kvorning Design participated in the event in Vienna Thursday evening.

As the first presentation outside Ukraine to explore the development of modern art in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, and other cultural hubs 1900-1930. The comprehensive exhibition covers a period of incredibly rapid, turbulent, and traumatic development in Ukrainian art amidst significant historical transformations, including the collapse of the Russian Empire, several revolutions, the establishment and brief period of Ukrainian independence, and the establishment of Soviet authority in Ukraine. The significant rise of various movements among visual artists in the early 20th century is closely linked to the rise of Ukrainian national consciousness and processes of cultural nationalization dating back to the second half of the 19th century. The exhibition showcases a wide range of works from national romanticism to constructivist avant-garde. Many works in the exhibition represent collections from Ukrainian national museums. This became possible through the immense efforts of organizers collaborating with museums in Ukraine amidst ongoing warfare.

Works by Mykhailo Boichuk, Vasyl Yermilov, Oleksandr Bohomazov, and Kazymyr Malevych.

Curated by Konstantin Akinsha and Katia Denysova together with Maryna Drobotiuk and Olena Kashuba-Volvach (both from the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv). Assistant Curator: Miroslav Hal’ák (Belvedere).

The exhibition will be on display at the Lower Belvedere until 2 June 2024.







Kick-off at Snæfellsjökull

Kick-off at Snæfellsjökull, Iceland, together with our good partners from YOKE and Verkstæðið ehf.

Looking forward to developing and realizing this exciting experience together with all at Snæfellsjökull National Park Center, Ríkiskaup and Umhverfisstofnun.


Life under the glacier

The Danish/Icelandic team Kvorning Design, Yoke, and Verkstæðið has won the competition for a new, permanent exhibition at the Snæfellsjökull National Park Center in Iceland. The two-phase design competition saw three pre-qualifying teams submitting final bids for the design, production, and installation of the permanent exhibition.

A guided tour, narrated by the legendary figure Bárður Snæfellsás—half human, half troll—delves into the worlds of humanity, nature, and mystery surrounding Snæfellsjökull glacier. The concept has been carefully designed to engage local, national, and international visitors alike.

Iceland Design and Architecture provided consulting services for the competition, while Ríkiskaup was responsible for implementation.

The exhibition is set to open in the summer of 2024.


German Design Award Gold 2024

Finally! – We brought home the German Design Award Gold 2024 for Excellent Architecture!

Salmon Eye is an aquaculture experience center floating in Norway’s Hardangerfjord, focused on sustainable sea farming. A warm thank you to Eide Fjordbruk, Salmon Eye, Restaurant Iris and German Design Council.

The German Design Award Show 2024, Kap Europa, Frankfurt, Germany, January 26, 2024.

Architectural concept and design: Kvorning Design




Congrats, Frederik!

Congratulations to the ascending His Majesty King Frederik X of Denmark.




IMCC Antwerp 2023

Kvorning Design will attend the IMCC Antwerp 2023 on November 5 – 7 as bronze sponsor. Hope to see you in Belgium!


Celebrating 100 years of Disney

Celebrating 100 years of Disney with photos from the opening of Disney Store Copenhagen at Amagertorv in Denmark in June 2011. Interior design was made by Kvorning Design based on Disney Store London’s design manual.


Congrats, Salmon Eye 1 year!

Congrats, Salmon Eye – celebrating 1 year on September 2023!

Since the inauguration of Eide Fjordbruk’s floating art installation and learning center about the future of sustainable fish farming on September 2, 2022, the elliptical pavilion — the huge, shiny fish eye — has been reported on in over 100 media outlets, including Architectural Record, FRAME, Wallpaper, Designboom, Dezeen, ArchDaily, Elle Decor, DOMUS, Parametric Architecture, and Architectural Digest.

Kvorning is behind the architectural concept and experience design for Salmon Eye.