Tag: exhibition design


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.


Kvorning in Norway

In recent years, Kvorning Design & Communication has developed, designed and produced exhibition solutions for 32 museums across Norway, from Alta in the north to Stavanger in the south.

Norwegian Road Museum, Lillehammer, Vega  World Heritage Center, Vega, Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger, Bamble Municipality, Smietangen, Langesund, Grimstad Bys Museer, Grimstad, World Heritage Norway; eight locations, Oslo Public Library, Oslo, Armed Forces Museum of Norway, four locations, Bjørneparken Predator Centre, Flå, Hallingdal, Borgny Svalastog, web and book design, Ivar Aasen-Tunet, Hovdebygda, Helgeland Museum, Mosjøen, The Hamsun Centre, Hamarøy – competition project, Marianne Heier, Bergen, Mjøsmuseum, Gjøvik, Museums in Sør-Trøndelag, Trondheim, Museum Nord, several locations, Nasjonalbiblioteket in Mo i Rana, Nordland Museum/Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum, Bodø, Nordlysattraksjonen AS, Alta – competition project, Norwegian Mining Museum, Kongsberg, Norwegian Glacier Museum, Fjærland, Norwegian Aviation Museum, Bodø, Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Oslo, World Heritage Rock Art Center, Alta Museum IKS, Alta, Nord University, Bodø, Petter Dass Museum, Alstahaug, Ringve Music Museum, Ringve, Saltdal Municipality, Rognan, Sør-Troms Museum, Harstad, SKREI, Lofoten – competition project.



Impressive acclaim for the Prison Museum

The Prison Museum in Horsens made it to the finals and top ten in The Luigi Micheletti Awards presented by The European Museum Academy at this year’s ceremony hosted in Skopje, Macedonia. The jury’s motivation was that the Prison Museum has contributed to making Horsens, a former prison town, a positive experience and the jury also praised the authentic prison narratives. In total 32 museums were competing for the The Luigi Micheletti Award.

The Prison Museum also fighted head to head in the finals at the museum business’ world championships, The Best in Heritage 2017, at the annual global conference taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Making the finals and being appointed as one of Europe’s 10 most influential museums this year, is a great achievement both for the Prison Museum and for exhibition designers Kvorning Design & Communication! Big congratulations to the Prison Museum and everybody on board the team!


’The Green Box’ is a huge success

‘The Green Box’, an interactive exhibition presenting 100 cool vocational training programmes available for students in Odense, Denmark, is a huge success. Especially among 7th graders. Since the exhibition opened in October 2015, 47 schools, 155 classes and 2809 students in grade 7 to 10 have visited the exhibition and 60 classes with students aged 18 to 29, who are participating in a jobseeking/educational-programme, have seen it too.

Jørgen B. Jensen, Education Advisor at Odense Municipality says –

”’The Green Box’ has evoked a lot of enthusiasm among students as well as teachers. Combining analogue and digital features is ingenious because it reflects the reality of the vocational education programmes. This is how they work too. A concrete task and a little bit of IT. ‘The Green Box’ presents our vocational educations in a fun and informative manner. Here the youngsters can identify educations by listening and watching. Watch an animated movie. Put tiles in patterns just like a plasterer. Meet companies and educational institutions, hear about their options with regards to getting an internship or, perhaps, even get an appointment.”

Odense municipality operates ‘The Green Box’, which has been developed in liason with Kold College, Syddansk Erhvervsskole and Social- og Sundhedsskolen Fyn og Tietgen. Kvorning Design & Communication has designed exhibitions, animated movies, interactive design, lighting and more.


Photo: Praxis



Kongskilde Nature Centre – The portal to central Zealand

The new family attraction of the Danish Nature Agency at Kongskilde Nature centre opened on 30. April 2017. The centre serves as a portal to the beautiful, hilly landscape of central Zealand with lakes and forests almost at its doorstep. Kvorning Design & Communication designed the exhibition.

Kongskilde Nature centre is a fine exhibition filled to the brim with nature. The natural theme extends to materials and colours with interior details such as posters in birch veneer and green linoleum floors. Young and adult visitors are prepared for the sensory nature and culture experiences outdoors by an abundance of analogue and electronical offers.

Kvorning Design & Communication has supplied concept and exhibition design in collaboration with the Danish Nature Agency. Kongskilde Nature Centre close to Sorø offers lots of experiences for families and features both classic and interactive dissemination. The exhibition utilizes the space optimally and presents fine posters, mounted animals, exploration buttons and a seek-and-find-corner where kids and adults can contribute to the exhibition, upload their own photos at Kongskildes Facebook-page or just hang out.

Project assistant Elly Andersen, the Danish Nature Agency, says –

’We are thrilled to show our visitors the new nature centre. The area is fantastic to explore and features lovely nature experiences and interesting narratives. The exhibition also shares good stories and show how the whole family can discover those gems on their own. Eight thematic trails stretching 1 to5 km through the hilly landscape will take young and adult explorers into the heart of central Zealand’.



Interview with Arne Kvorning in MiD Magasin

Interview with exhibition designer Arne Kvorning, Kvorning Design & Communication, about the exhibition media’s perspectives, production design and scenographic approaches in MiD Magasin No. 30 March 2014.