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



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.


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


Over 13,000 members!

MuseumDesign on, 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!”


Hurtigruten Museum Brand

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


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.


Enjoy your summer holiday!

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


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


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. ”


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”.