Danish Railway Museum – Compartment of Dreams
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CLIENT: THE DANISH RAILWAY MUSEUM
PROJECT: TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
LOCATION: ODENSE, DENMARK
The temporary exhibition, Compartment of Dreams, at The Danish Railway Museum exploring the Danes’ train journeys abroad is designed by Kvorning Design & Communication. The exhibition features both journeys in luxurious blue Wagons-Lits carriages destined for iconic destinations and the haphazardly Interrail journeys in the worn-down, red carriages of DSB. The two different ways of travel were both offered by Danish travel agencies in the beginning of the 1970’ies.
The Compartment of Dreams is a poetic exhibition which aims to make the visitors dream themselves; to put the everyday hassle behind and indulge themselves for a short moment. Hence, the exhibition space is structured like a train journey; before, under and after – the preparations with the travel agency, travel packing checklists and foreign currencies, the compartments, meals and dreams and finally arriving at Gare du Nord and the city of cities: Paris.
To ensure top-class experiences, the artefacts of the exhibition have been carefully selected and have been limited to an absolute minimum. Aiming to capture the essence and the mood of the journeys and, at the same time, provide a calm and spacious setting that stimulates contemplation. Uniform backgrounds streamline the expression and secures a consistent context across the setting while interactive and analogue features complement each other across the exhibition.