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13
Dec
2017

Kvorning to design Vega world heritage exhibition

Kvorning Design & Communication wins the contract for the design of a world heritage exhibition about “Wildly, beautiful Vega” commissioned by Vega Verdensarvsenter AS. A permanent exhibition about the Vega archipelago which is a UNESCO world heritage site located just south of the polar circle.

The concept of the exhibition is inspired by the rich cultural landscape of the Vega archipelago and forms an abstract retelling of the archipelago’s contrasting landscape with steep mountain sides and flat islands just above sea level. The interior will refer to the typography of the islands and the unique production of eider down, reflective acrylic plates will symbolise the Northern Lights and the selection of colours and materials will be inspired by the wooden houses and churches of Vega.

Vega is one of the world’s most fascinating archipelagos. More than 230 bird species, eiders in particular, thrive on the 6,500 islands, islets and rocks. Through 1,500 years the fishermen and farmers of Vega have lived sustainably in this inhospitable, maritime landscape close to the polar circle thanks to their unique either down harvesting. This is also why Vega’s cultural landscape was inscribed on UNESCO’s world heritage list in 2004.

Vega Verdensarvsenter will open to the public in the autumn of 2018 but the official opening will take place in 2019.

10
Nov
2017

Kvorning at MA 2017 Show

Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2017 Show in Manchester on 16-18 November!

Visit our stand 23 for a chat about exhibition design, interior design and graphic artwork! Enjoy our on-stand demos on Thursday, 14.15 and Friday, 11.15 – ‘The Big Apple’ – Do you need an exhibition concept? Maybe a 3.5m big apple, a full-size shark or dino? Come to find out how Kvorning can help!

http://www.museumsassociation.org/home

 

04
Nov
2017

‘Remember the Exhibitions …’, IMCC 2017

Kvorning Design & Communication attends IMCC, The International Museum Construction Congress in Copenhagen on November 5-7, 2017 as sponsor and speaker.

Passionate about exhibition, architect and senior exhibition designer Arne Kvorning will elaborate on the important collaboration among client, curators, planners, architects – and the exhibition designers. The museum is constructed to house an exhibition – so let us work together from the start. Remember the exhibitions!

http://www.museum.construction/agenda/

03
Nov
2017

Kvorning wins contract with Norwegian Alta Museum

Kvorning Design & Communication lands a contract with the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum IKS in Alta, Norway for a permanent exhibition about the rock art of Alta named ’Traces in rocks’.

Alta has the biggest known collection of rock carvings dating back to the hunter-gatherer society. The rock art includes both rock carvings and rock paintings crafted 7,000 to 2,000 years ago. The carvings are the primary evidences of settlements and human activities this far North during prehistoric time. Due to this fact, the rock art of Alta was listed as a cultural heritage on UNESCO’s world heritage list in 1985.

’Traces in rocks’ offers lots of interaction and entertainment for the entire family. The 150 m2 exhibition will open during the summer of 2018.

27
Oct
2017

Sustainable cultural tourism in the Middle East

Sustainable cultural tourism in the Middle East region is on the agenda in week 44.

Kvorning Design & Communication participates in 2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East in Dubai as supporting partner, speaker and exhibitor with LEGO minifigures like last year. Ready to network!

More info about the conference here – https://culturaltourismme.iqpc.ae/

 

 

01
Oct
2017

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!

28
Sep
2017

Heading for Croatia …

Museum Documentation Centre in Zagreb has invited Arne Kvorning to share Kvorning Design & Communication’s experiences with international exhibition concepts with special focus on the Prison Museum in Horsens and dissemination of world heritages in general.

On the themes ’Magic places and magic moments/ Behind bars’ Arne Kvorning speaks about the importance of close collaborations between the exhibition designer and the museum at all stages of the process- from initial idea to final visitor experience. He also speaks about finding a base in the content and let the story and the vision influence the concept and the form. The Prison Museum’s exhibition, ’Lorentzen’s tunnel’ and lots of international cultural heritage projects, from Norway to Qatar, will be presented as case stories.

28
Sep
2017

HISTORY COLLECTION IN LEGO HOUSE

When LEGO House, the toy company’s brand-new experience centre in LEGO hometown Billund, opens on 28. September 2017 – Kvorning Design & Communication has a finger in the pie. In close collaboration with LEGO, Kvorning has designed and produced the History Collection which showcases all the highlights since 1932.

In a continuous, close collaboration with the LEGO Group’s ever so committed and inspired employees within the historic branch, Kvorning Design and Communication has designed and developed the exhibitions for the History Collection in the base of the LEGO House; a new 12,000 square metre experience centre in LEGO’s home town Billund.

Explore childhood memories

As grown-ups and kids head down the stairs, or descend by the elevator, into the basement and the History Collection, they are welcomed by a 2 x 2 metre logotype. The visitors will explore their own childhood through the gems of the exhibition: LEGO products will convey the company’s long history though significant milestones, drawings and models. Here is everything a true Lego fan could possibly imagine. Of course, there are also animations of kids playing in classic scenarios, familiar to most visitors either from themselves or their kids.

LEGO® models and boxes through decades

Halfway through the collection visitors will see a light which lures them into a room resembling the interior of a giant LEGO brick. The room features an exhibition of original LEGO models and boxes through decades. Regardless of age, anyone can find a cherished LEGO box, either as a physical model or on the interactive table displaying more than 5,000 LEGO boxes. In two, big round showcases and along the walls are hundreds of original models and boxes on display to stir dear memories. History Collection is a true treasury which will steal your heart and mind.

27
Sep
2017

”What does it mean to be a Saudi?”

Kvorning Design & Communication is to design a permanent exhibition at the new King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. The Saudi Culture and Heritage Gallery is opening in Dhahran in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in early 2018. The first exhibition for the Saudi Culture and Heritage Gallery addresses the question “What does it mean to be a Saudi?”

The contract for the exhibition was won in an international competition and includes design development stages from concept though detail design and content development.

 

About the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture – Ithra – is an initiative by Saudi Aramco, the national oil Company of Saudi Arabia, to promote cultural development within the Kingdom. Following an architectural design competition in 2007, the Norwegian firm Snøhetta was selected to design this prestigious cultural facility in Dhahran. The center contains cultural facilities, including an auditorium, cinema, library, exhibition hall, museum and archive. Its substantial exhibition hall hosts large-scale travelling exhibitions, as well as providing the setting for events, banquets and conferences.www.kingabdulazizcenter.com

27
Sep
2017

The Prison Museum nominated – again

The Prison Museum in Horsens has been nominated for two major, international awards which will be given out at ceremonies in Croatia and Macedonia this week: The Luigi Micheletti Award, which EMA, The European Museum Academy awards an European museum which communicate European history of the 20th century in an innovative way, and Best in Heritage 2017, which is the European Heritage Association’s award for influential projects.

Last year the Prison Museum received the Museums+Heritage Award 2016 for best international exhibition and The InAVation Award 2016 for Europe’s best AV-based storytelling.

Setting off in 2012, Kvorning Design & Communication and The Prison Museum in Horsens have been collaborating closely on concept development, exhibition design and implementation. The transformation of Horsens State Penitentiary into one of the world’s foremost prison museums has been carried out in four stages from 2012 to 2017.

21
Sep
2017

Welcome, Sofie

Welcome to Sofie Tjæreborg Clausen, our new assistant per September 1, 2017. Sofie graduated from Christianshavns Gymnasium’s Natural Science Programme in June.

05
Sep
2017

Field trip 2017 to Brussels and Rotterdam

This year Kvorning’s annual field trip took us to sunny Brussels and Rotterdam. An inspiring and well-adjusted programme included visits to Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Parlamentarium, House of European History, ADAM, Atomium, Train World, Museum Rotterdam, Belasting & Douane Museum, Maritiem Museum and cosy restaurants and bars with lovely food, Belgian beer, wine and drinks.

19
Jun
2017

Royal visit at Kvorning exhibition

The other day HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark visited the exhibitions at the Maritimt Kulturcenter Mariagerfjord at Hobro Harbour.

Hobro Shipyard, the oldest working shipyard for wooden vessels in Denmark, provides an authentic setting for the dissemination of the maritime cultural heritage of Denmark and the shipbuilding traditions of the area which date back to the age of Harald Bluetooth.

Kvorning Design & Communication has designed the exhibition and produced dissemination materials – indoors and outdoors – signage, lighting and more. The beautiful building sitting on the shoreline of Mariager Fjord was designed by E+N Arkitektur, Århus. The exhibition, consecrated on the Danish constitution day 2016, was produced in close collaboration with the enthusiastic volunteers of Hobro shipyard.

12
Jun
2017

’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

 

30
May
2017

‘Deep Secrets’

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger and Kvorning Design & Communication launch a new exhibition, Deep Secrets, about petroleum geology. The concept features a distinctive key idea accompanied by stunningly grand visual effects and offer facts and knowledge in a pioneering form.

The new exhibition at the Petroleum Museum, Deep Secrets, is pure Jules Vernes! Indeed! Focusing on exploration, activities and drama, lots of challenges for hearts and minds, areas with both analogue and digital attractions which stimulate collaboration, learning and play, the exhibition appeals to 12-year olds in particular – and thus involves entire families.

200 million years ago

’Deep Secrets’ explains why there is so much oil and gas embedded in the seabed off the Norwegian shores. The visitors will embark on a journey taking them 200 million years back in time to find out how algae that absorbed energy from the sunlight, sank to the bottom and were transformed into oil and gas by slow, geological processes, can give us energy today. We hope and believe that this undertaking will become the new attraction at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Our goal is to entice our visitors’ curiosity with new, exciting dissemination, grand design and a brand new, powerful architectonic element within the museum’, says Anja W. Fremo, Head of Exhibition and Communication at The Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

Oil stream

The design is inspired by oil and the sea. Two big, billowing walls stand as a moving stream that cuts through the exhibition space, the underwater and the underground. When you move in between the walls you will face a subsea universe with a 360⁰ 3D-narrative in moving images illustrating the oil formation process. The surfaces of the walls display facts as well as interactive elements.

Learn and play

’Deep Secrets’ have been developed through a close collaboration between The Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Kvorning Design & Communication. The joint efforts have resulted in a concept with both analogue and digital types of dissemination and interactive elements. They blend smoothly together and convert technically difficult questions and problems into simple and useful knowledge thus combining education and entertainment in a playful way.

The exhibition opens to the public on 31 May 2017 and was won in an invited competition.

19
May
2017

‘Lorentzen’s tunnel’

The Prison Museum in Horsens, Museum of Horsens and Kvorning Design & Communication open the new permanent exhibition ’Lorentzen’s tunnel’ telling the tale of Carl August Lorentzen’s escape from a Danish state penitentiary just before Christmas 1949. The getaway was sign of exceptional willpower and an incredible tour de force which shouldn’t have been possible.

’Lorentzen’s tunnel’ tells the story of how Carl August Lorentzen escaped from the state penitentiary in Horsens just before Christmas in 1949. Sentenced to a strict long-term punishment and being in love trouble, he found the willpower to overcome the impossible barriers. On his own, almost every night for eleven months, Lorentzen dug an 18-metre-long tunnel towards light and freedom. He let a note saying: Where there’s a will, there’s a way!’ However, the taste of freedom only lasted for eight days.

A reconstruction of the tunnel
Trough interactive, analogue and digital means, the exhibition ’Lorentzen’s tunnel’ depicts elements of Carl August Lorentzen’s upbringing, placements, love life and prison sentences – and in particular, his breakout from the prison in 1949. Visitors can experience the prison department and the cell where Lorentzen served his sentence 68 years ago. Here, one can also get a closer look at the tunnel, which has been reconstructed from photos, drawings, archaeological excavations and interrogation protocols. A projection on the wall of the tunnel shows Lorentzen digging, giving an impression of the massive effort and will power it took to break the ground using only chisels and counterfeit keys.

Re-enactment of Lorentzen’s getaway
The new exhibition takes the storyline and the dramaturgic and scenographic effects successfully set up by the other sections of the exhibition a huge step further. The escape tunnel will make visitors feel that they are very close to Lorentzen during his attempted flight.

The exhibitions of the Prison museum have received tremendous international attention the last years and have won several awards; e.g. Museums+Heritage Award 2016 for best international exhibition and InAVation Award 2016 for best European AV-based storytelling. The exhibition has received funds from the Nordea-foundation.

 

16
May
2017

Off to London – See you there?

MUSEUMS+HERITAGE SHOW 2017, LONDON. 17+18 MAY 2017 AT WEST HALL, OLYMPIA, STAND F6.

Speech by Exhibition Designer Arne Kvorning: “Touching the untouchable – how to bring back life to listed buildings and heritage sites from Norway to Qatar”.

Workshop run by Kvorning Design & Communication and 10 Tons: “How to create a 3.5 meter large apple”.

 

 

03
May
2017

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’.

 

30
Mar
2017

Changed Kvorning address in Norway

Kvorning’s address in Norway has been changed to –

Kvorning Design & Communication ApS
NO: c/o Alliance AS · Billingstadsletta 19 A · 1396 Billingstad

 

27
Mar
2017

More glory for Horsens Prison Museum

Congratulations once again Horsens Prison Museum, this time awarded second prize in the competition Historiske Dages Fornyelsespris 2017.

Historiske Dages Fornyelsespris emphasizes and praises new, innovative, surprising and alternative ways to disseminate history and cultural heritage – ways which make them reach a broader audience.

The committee motivates the Prison Museum’s second prize with the following statement:

“The museum relates to a greater perspective, not only including the society, the offender and the sanctions but also the stories behind; for instance, how imprisonment of one parent affects families and children. Five additional sections at the museum’s exhibition, new website content and last, but not least, a Twitter-profile which focuses on the current debate on the rule of law and how we relate to those who have wronged society.”

Congratulations also to the winners Øhavsmuseet Faaborg and Anders Olling and Erik Havsteen landing the third prize. 19 contributions were nominated in total.

17
Mar
2017

‘The Compartment of Dreams’

The new temporary exhibition ’The 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.

Poetic exhibition
’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 400 m2 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.

The essence of the journey
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.

The Compartment of Dreams’ opens at The Danish Railway Museum in Odense, Denmark on 18. March 2017.

 

10
Mar
2017

‘The Compartment of Dreams’

The Association of Danish Museums (ODM / March 2017) presents the article ‘The compartment of Dreams’ about the Danish Railway Museum’s special exhibition about the Danes’ railway journeys abroad, which Kvorning Design & Communication has co-created. The exhibition opens 18 March – Take a trip to Odense and buy your ticket for the Wagon-Lits or Interrail. Enjoy your holiday and happy reading.

13
Feb
2017

Kvorning Conferences 2017

Kvorning Design & Communication often participates in museum conferences in Denmark and abroad. With exhibition stands, and as speakers sharing our insights on exhibition design, interpretation of cultural heritage, cultural tourism etc.

National Trust, Hardwick Hall, England. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘How to enliven old buildings with special attention to cultural and world heritages’. February 2017

Arctic Design Week, Rovaniemi, Finland. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘How to create excellent customer experience with design’. 23-24 February 2017

ODM Conference, Aarhus, Denmark. Exhibition stand. 7 March 2017

Museums+Heritage Show 2017, London, England. Exhibition Designer Arne Kvorning: ‘Touching the untouchable – how to bring back life to listed buildings and heritage sites from Norway to Qatar’. May 2017

Best in Heritage 2017, Dubrovnic, Croatia. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘The transformation of Horsens State Prison to state of the art prison museum’. 28-30 September 2017

Museum Documentation Centre, Zagreb, Croatia. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘How to bring back life to listed buildings and heritage sites from Norway to Qatar’. 2 October 2017

2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East, Dubai, UAE. ‘How can you attract visitors to your cultural attractions?’ Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘Bring back life … Storytelling through scenography and exhibition design’. Exhibition stand. 1-2 November 2017

Museums Association Show, Manchester, UK. Exhibition stand. 16-17 November 2017

International Museum Construction Congress 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark. Exhibition Designer Arne Kvorning: ‘Remember the exhibitions. Co-operation between exhibition designers and museums when conceptualizing new museums’. 5 November 2017.

Contact Gitte Olsson, gitte@kvorning.dk for conference bookings, museum organizations’ network meetings etc.

19
Dec
2016

25 years in exhibition business

When the bells ring out at midnight and 2017 sets off, Kvorning Design & Communication can formally celebrate 25 years in the exhibition business. Designing and producing exhibitions around the globe, Arne Kvorning’s journey took off in 1992. Later forming one of the biggest Danish and Nordic teams working on the international scene, his line-up has now made it into the league of the world’s 10 most influential exhibition design agencies.

The upcoming New Year’s Eve is a historic milestone for Kvorning Design & Communication and marks 25 years in the exhibition business. Since 1992 the Copenhagen based exhibition team has created magic rooms and moments for people in more than 50 countries around the globe. Blending architecture, narration and design, vivid and vibrant exhibitions are formed, and by means of dramaturgic effects and narrative techniques from film production the agency’s modern dissemination captivate audiences worldwide.

Delphi, Dover, Dubai …
The Kvorning team design exhibitions of any kind; simple or complex, big or small. Keeping the doors open, over the years the design jobs have become bigger and more advanced and the invitations to tender for the world’s biggest exhibition assignments arrive with increasing frequency. Right now the team is working on several major projects: At Shannxi History Museum in Xi’an, China, Kvorning is designing a touring exhibition around a series of inaccessible, underground tombs with unique frescos from the Tang dynasty through virtual reality, animations and movies. Kvorning is also designing for the visitor centre at Greece’s largest bauxite mine for The Vagonetto Fokis Mining Park in Delphi. A few years ago Kvorning conceptualized, designed and installed one of English Heritage’s most popular tourist attractions, Dover Secret Wartime Tunnels. Here Kvorning won the competition for the exhibition telling the tale of how approximately 400 000 allied soldiers were rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk during WW2. This operation was masterminded and organized in the tunnel system reaching far into the white cliffs of Dover. In Dubai and other emirates several interesting competitions are ongoing. In Norway, one of Kvorning’s key markets, the team is working on designs for Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norsk Jektefartsmuseum at Bodø and no less than eight Norwegian world heritage sites listed by UNESCO. The agency is indeed also producing for their home market; recently the Prison Museum in Horsens, which Kvorning revitalized with storytelling, projections, interactive elements, light, sounds and smells, was awarded several international prizes. Last week Kvorning finished in a very honorary second place in fierce competition with nine international exhibition designers as Lead Exhibition Designer for the exhibitions at the world’s largest archaeological museum, Grand Egyptian Museum, in Cairo.

15
Dec
2016

Concept for Museo Fisogni

Kvorning Design & Communication enters collaboration with Museo Fisogni in Tradate, Italy, and will create concept for an international travelling exhibition featuring the museum’s unique collection of complete inventories from old filling stations; i.e. vintage fuel dispensers, enamel plates, iconic Italian poster art, merchandise and more. The Museum is featured in Guinness Book of Records for having the world’s most comprehensive collection of these amazing artefacts – now the artefacts, their history and the smell of gasoline will reach an international audience, too.

08
Dec
2016

The Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Kvorning Design & Communication lands a second place in the competition for the role as Lead Exhibition Designer for an enormous, international exhibition assignment – 93 000 m2 of exhibitions, equalling almost 19 football fields – for The Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt after a secret run up during the last year.

The Grand Egyptian Museum is nothing less than the world’s biggest archaeological museum and once finalized it will also be the world’s largest museum in all genres. Kvorning lands an honorary second place and while the contract was won by Atelier Brückner, Germany. The world’s top 10 exhibition designers were invited to the competition. In the competition process ten became five, then three… Finally, two agencies were put to the test and after three interviews and negotiation rounds in Cairo during the last twelve months, the winner was elected.

“Usually we are not proud of second places, but this silver medal is an exception. We are extremely proud to receive it, even if first places are the only thing that counts in this game. So, our warmest congratulations to Atelier Brückner in Berlin – and thanks for the game”, says Arne Kvorning.

Henegan Peng Architects, Ireland has designed the museum which is being built north of the pyramids. The museum is planned to open in 2018.

30
Oct
2016

New project manager at Kvorning

Lennart Skjødt joins Kvorning Design & Communication as new project manager on November 1, 2016. Lennart has previously worked with Cool Grey, Exponent, Stougaard, Gramstrup Design, NNE etc. We are convinced that our clients and our team will benefit his experience within our field and look forward to have him on board for future international projects.

24
Oct
2016

Kongskilde Nature Centre

Kvorning Design & Communication wins a tender issued by Kongskilde Nature Centre with an audience-centered concept – adults as well as children, nature-lovers and active people, visitors and residents – and combine sensory experiences with learning.

‘The concept meets our desire for an exhibition which engages the audience and give people an experience while it also features lots of classic dissemination,’ argues The Nature Agency, unit Storstrøm.

17
Oct
2016

Kvorning is going underground again!

Kvorning is going underground again! We are thrilled to share the good news from Delphi, Greece: “I am in the very pleasant position to announce that our cooperation was approved by the board. Kvorning Design & Communication was agreed to undertake the Vagonetto Fokis Mining Park project”.  Thus we will soon be working on new exhibitions underground and above at Greece’s largest bauxite mine located close to Delphi.

17
Sep
2016

Chinese tombs in international travelling exhibition

Kvorning Design & Communication signs cooperation agreement with Shaanxi History Museum and China Art Collection Cultural Development in Xi’an, China and will develop an international travelling exhibition for the exceptional wall paintings of the Tang Dynasty tombs.

02
Sep
2016

Harteværket Visitorcentre open to the public

Once Denmark’s biggest hydropower plant, now a cultural heritage and family attraction, Harteværket Visitorcentre, Kolding, was opened by Danish minister of energy, utilities and climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt.

Kvorning Design & Communication has provided the exhibition concept, design manuals, signage and dissemination concept. Both concepts and materials have been developed in close collaboration with the staff and management at Harteværket, as well as NIRAS and Baumann Boe-Whitehorn Arkitekter.

Still producing electricity, Harteværket is indeed an authentic setting. In the magnificent old turbine hall and the fascinating basement with its huge, red pipes, both grownups and kids can observe how water is turned into electricity. The centre also features a water playground which lets the little ones play and explore the subject on their own terms.

01
Sep
2016

New assistant at Kvorning

We bid our new assistant Solvej Kørner Brekling, 19, welcome. Solvej loves to cook food for lots of people.

01
Sep
2016

New intern at Kvorning

We bid Kvorning’s new intern Alecsander Glerup Larsen, 21, welcome. Alecsander will spend five months, i.e. September 2016 – January 2017 with us, before returning to the Technical University of Denmark.

25
Aug
2016

Team selected to design Danish film city

Together with AART architects, SLA, Ramboll and Kvorning Design & Communication have won the competition to extend Filmby Aarhus and transform it into a creative hub, not only for filmmakers, but for the entire city of Aarhus. The competition was launched in March by Filmby Aarhus and Aarhus Municipality in order to promote a positive development of the film city and add new qualities and experiences to the area where Aarhus harbour meets the city centre.

“The task opens up new opportunities to strengthen the film city’s status as a creative catalyst in Aarhus. By turning the film city inside out and bringing it to eye level with the surrounding city, we aim to create an eventful public venue while promoting new forms of cooperation – all with a focus on creating an integrated creative hub as an active and attractive part of the city,” says Anders Tyrrestrup, a partner at AART architects.

21
Jul
2016

Kvorning wins sketch project for Norwegian coastal heritage centre

Kvorning Design & Communication wins the assignment to do a sketch project with initial blueprints which outline a new coastal heritage centre, Horisont, at Smietangen in Langesund in southern Norway. Horisont is intended to visualize the links between the residents and coast in the past, present and future.

Life on the coast

The exhibition offers visual and sensory experiences of how the coastal regions influence us as individuals. Visitors will be able to experience the unique nature up close and get fascinating insights in the coastal heritage of Southern Norway.

In shape of a 500 m2 multi-purpose building, the centre will feature a fish restaurant, exhibition and suitable activities.

01
Jul
2016

Meet us in Milan …

Kvorning takes part in the international museum conference ICOM 2016 in Milan 3-9 July.

Welcome to our stand at 5B, we are looking forward to discuss exhibition design with you!

23
Jun
2016

Kvorning wins exhibition project at The Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The concept “The secrets of the sea” landed Kvorning Design & Communication the contract for a new exhibition about petroleum geology at The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in invited competition. The project proposal will give the Stavanger museum a new iconic element – an exhibition with a stunningly grand visual effect – which lure both youngsters and adults far down beneath the seabed.

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum’s new exhibition features science, activities and drama – pure Jules Vernes – as the working title of the winning concept ’The secrets of the sea’ suggests. In all parts of the exhibition hearts, brains and muscles of both children and grown-ups will be put to test. Zones with analogue and digital activities encourage collaborations, learning and play. This approach will surely appeal to the primary target group of the exhibition – 12 year old boys and girls – and most likely the rest of the families too.

 

Pedagogic substance and innovative wow-effect

“We see that Kvorning Design & Communication has understood the task and delivered a very resilient, well-reasoned and appealing concept. They unite wow-effect with the possibility of gaining facts and knowledge in an innovative design.” … “Our decision is based on what we think will make it possible to open a new exhibition about petroleum geology, with pedagogical substance and innovative wow-effect that will be strong enough to boost The Norwegian Petroleum Museum not only in 2017, but in many, many years to come.”

 

Whirlpool or gigantic wave

The design of the exhibition is inspired by the sea; travelling in the sea and along the seabed. A shape of a whirlpool or a gigantic wave pursues the theme inspired by tornadoes, the eyes of hurricanes, whirlpools and the human eye. The role of mankind is central: Getting the idea to extract oil from the bottom of the sea, overcoming the technical restrictions that hinder oil finding – and not least – extracting it from the sediments deep, deep down under the seabed.

 

Working closely with the museum

The new exhibition at The Norwegian Petroleum Museum will be developed in close liaison with Kvorning. By working together the museum will get a perfect starting point for a resourceful, purposeful and dynamic exhibition which incorporates a concept where analogue and digital means of communication actively blend together and turn advanced technical questions and subjects into straightforward and relevant information as well as fun and playful knowledge.

 

About The Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger conveys the history of the Norwegian petroleum industry in a modern and interactive museum environment. The museum opened in 1999 and has approximately 100,000 visitors each year.

03
Jun
2016

Darkness of the night, stars and nature at Brorfelde

Brorfelde Observatory re-lauches as a discovery centre focusing on astronomy, geology, technology and nature.

Going into the observatory is like entering a time warp. Buildings as well as the exterior remain nearly untouched and present themselves as they were when The University of Copenhagen established the facility in 1953-64.

Kvorning Design & Communication has taken part in making the beautiful buildings come alive and in the presentation of central, authentic stories of the observatory.

03
Jun
2016

Housing exhibition at Gasmuseet

On 3 June 2016 Gasmuseet (museum of gas manufacturing ) in the Danish provincial city Hobro opened a housing exhibition in the old ‘Retort house’.

Kvorning Design & Communication has designed a permanent exhibition about housing development through time – and also the forthcoming section about transports, which will be added in a few weeks.

30
May
2016

New exhibitions at Horsens Prison Museum

Horsens Prison Museum, Horsens Museum and Kvorning Design & Communication open yet another round of exhibitions in the authentic, rough setting of the former state prison in Horsens. ’The children of the convicts’, ’Discussion room’, ’Convict tales’ and ’Thematic narratives’ offer new dimensions to life behind bars.

Faithful towards the Prison Museum’s mission to be a vivid, influencing museum and the vision of becoming the world’s best prison museum, the exhibition encourages visitors to consider and reflect upon – and even enter a dialogue with – the four themes of the exhibition.

Kvorning’s exhibition concept combines interactive and analogue means to render the reality under lock and key. Moving images, projections, lights, sounds and scents reproduce life in jail and digital as well as analogue discussion forums keep the exhibition up to date.

21
May
2016

Horsens Prison Museum wins second international award

Horsens Prison Museum, Horsens Museum and Kvorning Design & Communication win second international award – The International Award 2016 at The Museums+Heritage Award Show 18 May 2016 in London.

The judges find Horsens Prison Museum –

“Immersive and a highly personal, emotional experience with sensitive interpretation and a delicate use of different media, this winning project really showed the human story and not just one of the buildings it occupies”.

07
May
2016

InfoSec 2016 at Øksnehallen

The trade show InfoSec 2016 at Øksnehallen in Copenhagen is now open. TrendMicro is the main sponsor of the event and Kvorning Design & Communication has designed and delivered the fair exhibition stand as a total enterprise solution.

22
Apr
2016

Prepare for intriguing experiences in the archipelago of Southern Funen

Located on the island of Strynø in the archipelago of Southern Funen, The Smack and Nature Centre opened to the public on 22 April 2016.

Kvorning Design & Communication’s winning concept, ‘Above the islands and the sea’ is a thematic abstraction, which functions as a stepping stone into the nature and the cultural landscape. On a turnkey contract Kvorning has delivered the permanent exhibition which prepare youngsters as well as adults for intriguing experiences indoors as well as outdoors.

 

19
Apr
2016

Taipei – World Design Capital 2016

Along with the UK and Japan, Denmark has been invited to exhibit selected design items at the biennale Creative Expo Taiwan. In the beautiful setting of Taipei the tree countries will have their own exhibition space in which they can present major designs which have inspired and still are inspiring domestic as well as international audiences.

Design denmark and Kvorning Design & Communication have worked with Thomas Dickson, Pil Bredahl and Troels Seidenfaden to form the thematic exhibition of contemporary and classic Danish design masterpieces with the suitable title “REFLECTIONS of Danish design”.

07
Apr
2016

Wooden boatbuilding Harald Bluetooth-style

On 6 April 2016 The Maritime Culture Centre Mariagerfjord at Hobro Harbour opened with speeches and celebrations.

Along with Hobro Shipyard it sets a unique scene for the dissemination of the Danish maritime cultural heritage and the local wooden shipbuilding since the age of Harald Bluetooth.

Kvorning Design & Communication has provided the means of communication – indoor and outdoor signage, lighting etc.

02
Apr
2016

Müller+Kvorning win The Arcadis MNC Development Award 2015

Müller+Kvorning and the rest of the European GM Client Team receive the highest award at the conclusion of the events – The Arcadis MNC Development Award for 2015. Main factors in being awarded this honor is that the GM team has provided services for GM in all geographies from all our business lines …’, Arcadis US explains.

Congratulations, Müller+Kvorning – Congratulations, Aiste, Maj, Stig and Arne!

11
Mar
2016

Horsens Prison Museum shortlisted for Museums + Heritage Awards

Horsens Prison Museum, Horsens Museum and Kvorning Design & Communication have been shortlisted for this years’s Museums + Heritage Awards / The International Awards category. Award Show 18 May 2016 in London.

10
Feb
2016

Danish Prison Museum wins InAVation Award 2016

The Danish Prison Museum in Horsens and partners Kvorning Design & Communication and AV-HUSET win prestigious international InAVation Award 2016 as Best Visitor Attraction due to the museum’s brilliant storytelling.

Using advanced AV-technology the exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to follow 10 authentic identities – former inmates and prison officers – and learn the stories about their life on the inside. RFID-technology, animations, lights, sounds and lots of analogue effects form genuine experiences for youngsters and grown-ups while offering a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of an unknown world.

The InAVation Awards’ 10th. price giving ceremony took place at ISE 2016 trade show in Amsterdam on the 9. February, 2016.

 

10
Feb
2016

LOOKING AHEAD

Another digital publication for Museum Insider, London is born. For some years now Kvorning Design & Communication have designed several publications for Museum Insider as well as their website. Most recently LOOKING AHEAD, which gives a fascinating insight into what is happening at British and Irish museums the next years. New amazing projects to be funded and realized.

04
Feb
2016

New London address

We are moving to 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BE, UK on 29 February, 2016.

21
Jan
2016

Kvorning Design & Communication ApS

As of June 1. 2015 Kvorning Design & Communication is registered as a limited company. New VAT no. is 37248819. The change of business structure is part of the bureau’s international growth strategy. Copenhagen (1992), Beijing (2010), London (2011), Oslo (2013) and plans for setting up in Stockholm in 2016. Ownership, team and focus on exhibition design, graphics and interior design remains the same as it has been during the bureau’s assignments in more than 50 countries around the world.

11
Dec
2015

Kvorning to tell the tales of Norwegian national icon

Kvorning Design & Communication wins the assignment of a draft project and the main communication concept for the forthcoming Norwegian experience and science centre ‘Anna Karoline’ – Norsk jektefartsmuseum. The centre will convey the heritage of Norwegian jekt shipping and will be located by the Bodø lake in north-western Norway.

For more than 400 years the jekt was an important freight vessel for local tradesmen and its wide body and sails witness of the local boatbuilding traditions of the coast stretching from Vestlandet and northwards. The world’s only remaining Nordlandsjekt ‘Anna Karoline’ will form a central part in the dissemination of the Norwegian jekt shipping heritage.

The draft project will be realized in the beginning of 2016 and the main project will be developed as Rintala Eggertsson Arkitekter, Oslo, finalizes the blueprints for the stunning buildings.

The experience and science centre will be completed during the Spring of 2018.

08
Dec
2015

Kvorning wins exhibition assignment for the Smack and Nature Centre at Strynø in the archipelago of Southern Funen

The archipelago is the world’s largest, flooded glacial landscape with settlements and forests under water. 55 islands and islets with a natural and cultural heritage of national value make up this fascinating archipelago. Landing this contract, Kvorning Design & Communication is now looking forward to convey amazing stories and facts so families can appreciate this treasure to the full.

Kvorning’s winning concept, ‘Above the islands and the sea’ is a thematic abstraction, which functions as a stepping stone, inviting visitors into the nature and the cultural landscape. The exhibition will prepare youngsters as well as adults for the adventures to come as they head out to see the shallow waters, the birds, the nature, the island of Strynø and the surrounding archipelago. A labyrinthine exhibition space for children will woo them into the universe of the archipelago and encourage them to discover the intriguing experiences indoors as well as outdoors.

The new exhibition of the Smack and Nature Centre at Strynø will be established on behalf of Naturturisme I/S Svendborg. The exhibition will open during the summer of 2016.

27
Oct
2015

Three teams fight for Nyborg Castle project

Kvorning Design & Communication’s proposal for the revitalization of the visitor communication of the Danish medieval capital Nyborg and the king’s residence Nyborg Castle has qualified for the final, second round in the international competition.

In Team 2 Kjær & Richter A/S are lead consultants supported by Architect MAA Frank Maali and Architect MAA Gemma Lalanda, Bente Lange Arkitekter SLA, NIRAS A/S as well as Structural Engineer Keld Abrahamsen and Kvorning design & communication acting as sub-consultants.

The fight for the second round will set off in November and conclude in March 2016 with the announcement of the winning proposal. The competition is announced by Østfyns Museer, Nyborg Municipality, The Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties, The A.P. Møller Foundation and Realdania.

Read more

23
Oct
2015

Graphic identity and design for
e-publication, In Focus

Kvorning Design & Communication developed graphic identity and design for Museum Insider’s new e-publication, In Focus.

‘The objective of this publication is to focus on an outstanding project and illustrate the processes required, from defining the project concept at the very beginning, to evaluating visitor experience at the very end’ (Ann E. Curtis, editor).

The first issue showcases Kvorning’s exhibition project for Horsens Prison Museum in Denmark as case.

INFocus Magazine vol 1 final

05
Jul
2015

Shortlisted for ‘New Trelleborg’

Kvorning Design & Communication made the shortlist in the contest for the project ‘New Trelleborg’. Five teams of architects have been invited to the second stage of the competition and will draw up their designs for the project. Kvorning Design & Communication are working with Henning Larsen Architects facing competition from Rambøll, SLA Landscape and NOUS Scandinavia among others.

“The Viking Castle is one of the finest fortresses built by Harald Bluetooth and it deserves the finest dissemination of its history. It must be a special assignment for the five teams to draft a design for a new visitor centre at such an intriguing location. I expect that the Viking age fortress at Trelleborg will be complemented by the very best solutions that our modern architects can accomplish”, says Director of the Danish National Museum Per Kristian Madsen.

The winning proposal will be announced on 29. January 2016, and the visitor centre at New Trelleborg is to be completed in 2020.

15
Jun
2015

‘Exhibition Entrepreneur’

On 20 June 2015 Køge Museum will reopen and present two new exhibitions: ‘Gifts from the past’ and ‘Explosive brothers’. The exhibitions invite families to experience the intriguing history of Køge through new and fascinating stories. Honouring the renaissance building and using advanced communication technologies, the past is now more approachable than ever for all visitors. In charge of the update and the reopening of Køge Museum are Museum South East Denmark and partners in cooperation with Kvorning Design & Communication in the role as ‘exhibition entrepreneur’. The total enterprise includes final detailing, production and assembly of exhibitions and secure display cases, graphic identity, signage, interface for interactive guide and displays. The digital guide has been designed and produced together with Nous and the moving imagery was produced by Oncotype.

20
May
2015

Prison Museum with Exceptional Atmosphere and Authenticity

The Prison Museum in Horsens, Denmark, reopened on 20th May 2015, marking the 162nd anniversary of the institution. For several months the museum and Kvorning Design & Communication have worked together on concept development, exhibition design and implementation to create an exhibition with an exceptional atmosphere and authenticity. The exhibition was funded with contributions from Arbejdsmarkedets Feriefond (9.8 million DKK) and Horsens Municipality (2.8 million DKK).

Now visitors at the Prison Museum in Horsens, Denmark, can experience the prison world from several new perspectives, taking the point of view of former inmates as well as guards, as the second phase (of three in total) of the ongoing expansion of the museum’s exhibitions has reopened. Taking up even more space at the former state prison, the exhibitions are more advanced than ever and apply AV-technology to offer the visitors original features. For instance, on arrival guests can choose from ten authentic identities and get a personalized experience facilitated by RFID technology as they move around the premises. The prison comes to life through new technologies, ambient and dramatic historic narratives, animations, lighting, sounds and analogue means, which give adults as well as youngsters authentic and personal insights.

15
May
2015

Norwegian World Heritage exhibition

The agency Spekter in Oslo and Kvorning Design & Communication were chosen to develop the concept for the upcoming permanent exhibition about the Norwegian World Heritage sites – locations, buildings, and villages etc. that are listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

08
May
2015

Destined for Ballerup

On 8. May 2015 Ballerup Museum opened the exhibition ‘Destined for Ballerup’ about the Grand Duchess Olga of Russia and other immigrants who have settled in Ballerup over the years. In close collaboration with the museum, Kvorning Design & Communication has provided concept, exhibition design, graphic design and production and implementation for this beautiful, sensory permanent exhibition.

Taking its point of departure in the story of the Russian princess Olga Alexandrovna, who fled the Russian Revolution in 1917, the exhibition explores a series of humane questions and themes, such as ‘What is my culture?’, ‘What is a home?’, ‘Identity as well as ‘Personal choices’. The exhibition tells Olga’s story – from an upbringing in lavish luxury to a life in exile, and the stories of other Russian immigrants and people, who have moved to Ballerup from other countries or other parts of Denmark. The stories are communicated through paintings, artifacts, personal belongings and have been visualized through various types of narrative styles and techniques such as light- and sound effects.

02
Mar
2015

Green, greener, ‘The Garden Town of Fredensborg’

Joint efforts by Kvorning Design & Communication, Architect Kristine Jensens Tegnestue, Praksis Architects and Tage Petersen, Centre for Regional & Tourism Research paid off as the team were elected winner of the Fredensborg Municipality and  Realdania cityspace and dissemination project -’Future Fredensborg – Identity and modern city life in the historical castle town’ with the proposal ’The Garden Town of Fredensborg’

’The Garden Town of Fredensborg’ is the best choice. The proposal builds upon current qualities, encompasses its own, very legible, poetry and uses the existing garden and park culture as a point of departure for a greener identity. The dissemination of the history of the town and the castle will take place in a visitors’ centre, which can be built – perhaps this is the most optimal location– in the existing facilities, the committee concluded.

02
Mar
2015

New intern at Kvorning

Maria Paszkowska, 25, is our new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication and will be with us from March 1 until June 30th 2015. She graduated in Architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, in 2014.

 

02
Mar
2015

New project manager at Kvorning

Frederikke Touborg Lund, 46, is our new project manager at Kvorning Design & Communication. She has a Diploma in Foreign Trade and leaves a position as Account and Negotiation Manager at We Love People.

18
Feb
2015

Kvorning nets exhibition assignment at Køge Museum

When Køge Museum reopens in 2015 after major renovations, it will be as an innovative attraction and a museum of the future communicating the history of Køge aided by the most novel and fascinating technologies.

In competition Kvorning Design & Communication recently netted the title ‘exhibition entrepreneur’ and will therefore be working on two fresh exhibitions to be featured in the adoring 17th century renaissance building of Køge Museum for Museum South East Denmark. The assignment encompasses a permanent exhibition outlining the history of the city as well as a special exhibition about the battle of Køge Bay and the warship Danneborge. Besides final details, production and assembly of the exhibitions, that make up 1,000 m2 all together, visual identity and profiling, signage, interfaces for interactive guides, screens, mounting of artefacts are included in the total enterprise and museum collaboration.

The Nordea foundation will contribute with 10.2 million DKK to the project. Along with an increased number of visitors, the new exhibitions will form the basis of a pioneering business model for Køge Museum, which hopefully will become valuable for other Danish museums as well.

02
Feb
2015

New office assistant at Kvorning

Zida Bruun, 21, is our new our office assistant at Kvorning Design & Communication. The next year Zida will be in charge of our kitchen, help out with new biz and take care of meeting room schedules, our storage, office supplies, messenger services etc.

 

02
Feb
2015

Kvorning lands new exhibition job in Norway

In international competition The Museum Foundation of Grimstad in Southern Norway chose Kvorning design & communication to create a permanent exhibition about fellow townsman Morten Smith Petersen (1817-1872) – one of the first and most influential Norwegian ship-owners, who also practiced law and politics.

Kvorning Design & Communication will design the exhibition about Morten Smith Petersen’s significant influence on local, national and international matters. The setting will be Hasseldalen in Grimstad, which Smith Petersen bought in 1848. Here, his ships were crafted and he built his shipping business.

As a ship-owner and businessman Smith Petersen was a keen advocate of modernizing and professionalizing the Norwegian shipping trade and as a politician he believed strongly in free trade and the “autonomy of the shipping companies”. Smith Petersen was also co-founder of Det norske Veritas (DNV) in 1864.

The exhibition in Hasseldalen, Grimstad in Southern Norway is planned to open 1. September 2015.

08
Nov
2014

Saint Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design

Kvorning Design & Communication is the only Danish design agency which has been invited by PRO ARTE Foundation for Culture and Arts to participate in the forthcoming biennale. The project will be visualized by historic postcards depicting the city’s monuments. The biennale will open on 15 November 2014 at The State Museum of the City Sculpture.

18
Oct
2014

Innovative mounting of artefacts with 3D-print

The use of 3D-print is increasing rapidly. Right now it’s important to develop new ideas as to how this technology can be used and explore its limits. For The Norwegian Defence Museum Kvorning Design & Communication produced a large series of individual mounting brackets for the museum’s unique weapons in 3D-print. The price of each bracket is very competitive compared to traditional forging.

01
Oct
2014

Networking autumn of 2014

See you in Wales at Museums Association Conference & Exhibition in Cardiff from the 9 to 10 October? On 12 to 14 November you will find Kvorning Design & Communication in Kolding, Denmark taking part in ODM’s yearly trade briefing at Comwell Kolding. Exhibition and Design is the focal point at ‘Hands on in the age of digital dissemination – what works and what doesn’t?’ Arne Kvorning will present Kvorning Design & Communication’s take on the elements of the future – will they be tactile, computer based or something else?

17
Sep
2014

Finalist in the ‘Future Fredensborg’ competition

The finalists in Realdania and Fredensborg municipality’s competition for a concept to develop and strengthen Fredensborg city in the future have been elected. Kvorning Design & Communication work in a team with architects Kristine Jensens Tegnestue, Praksis Arkitekter and the Centre for Regional & Tourism Research. Stage 2 and final decision in January 2015.

08
Sep
2014

New competition for novel exhibition concepts – DKK 3 million at stake

The Bikuben Foundation announces that they will fund a brand new competition called ‘Vision’ aiming to put focus on visionary and innovative exhibition concepts. The competition invites museums and exhibition spaces focusing on art and art history to compete for 3 million Danish kronor which shall grant that the winning concept will be realized. Deadline for entering the competition is 19 December 2014.

Søren Kaare-Andersen, CEO of The Bikuben Foundation, says –

’We think that exhibitions have very special qualities. They can help put socially relevant themes on the agenda, they might spark debates, they can spread new light upon, or provide multiple perspectives on our history and they give their audiences outlooks and insights. We look forward to rewarding new, visionary ideas, and we hope that this kind of competition will set off a discussion about the nature of the good exhibition.

Kvorning Design & Communication is of course thrilled to hear about the competition. Exhibitions as a media deserve more attention, and ‘Vision’ will undoubtedly contribute to that.

17
Aug
2014

’Almene Boligdage’ – better solutions in residential construction

For the second time, Kvorning design the exhibition stand for Byggeskadefonden for the trade show ’Almene Boligdage’ at Bella Center, Copenhagen. ’Almene Boligdage’ focuses on better solutions in residential construction and is a big and influential trade conference for employees and parties working in Danish social housing organizations. Every year more than 1000 volunteers and professionals meet at Amager during this two-day event to get inspired, gain new knowledge, exchange experiences and expand their network.

20
Jul
2014

Have a nice summer!

The calendar says its summer and everybody enjoy the long, warm and bright days. Right now, it doesn’t get any better!! It is time for a well-deserved time-out, to rewind and relax and to spend time with family, friends and personal projects — anything but work. Kvorning Design & Communication will be offline from 21 July to 3 August.

19
Jun
2014

Futuristic exhibition design in Odense

Kvorning Design & Communication create a special exhibition on train safety for The Danish Railway Museum in Odense. Kvorning has outlined the futuristic scenography with atmospheric and surprising projections and designed staff uniforms and t-shirts for employees, which are also sold as merchandise in the museum shop. The exhibition opens on 20 June 2014.

10
Jun
2014

Carlsberg Brewhouse Storylines

Kvorning Design & Communication gets the exciting assignment to work with the storytelling in Carlsberg’s old brewery as it will be transformed into a Brand & Experience centre in a few years. The unique stories of the architecture and heritage of beer brewing shall work together with the centre’s other experiences, so visitors will have an expressive, astonishing and intriguing tour through the huge building complex.

08
Jun
2014

Exhibition concept for Oslo Public Library

In an international invited competition Kvorning Design & Communication were selected to develop the exhibition concept for the new Public Library in Oslo. It will open in 2018 and reside between two of the city’s prominent landmarks: The Oslo Opera by Snohetta and the central station. With a total area of 10,000 m2, the library will become one of the most modern libraries in Europe and have more than 2 million visitors annually.

08
Jun
2014

Graphic design of
The Blue Book 01

The first edition of the British museumINSIDER’s The Blue Book about AV, multimedia, audio guides and interactivity can be downloaded for free here – Volume 1 is sponsored by Antenna International – and Kvorning Design & Communication has done the graphic design of the series.

03
Jun
2014

Expressive exhibition design at The Norwegian Road Museum

On 4 June 2014 the new permanent exhibition ‘The Time and The Road’ will open at The Norwegian Road Museum. The opening also marks the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA). The exhibition concept and the interactive design are created by Kvorning Design & Communication in liaison with the museum team. The idea is to communicate the history of the Norwegian roads so visitors can appreciate the challenges, the expertise and the willpower that have tied Norway together through engineering, manual labour and machine power. The architectural solutions and flexible communication will spur insights and experiences among the visitors. The exhibition is a family attraction located north of Oslo (a 3 hour drive) and makes for an ideal excursion if you plan to visit Norway this summer.
For more information about The Norwegian Road Museum, visit www.vegvesen.no

01
Jun
2014

Welcome Aiste Kazlauskaite Rasmussen

Kvorning Design & Communication has the pleasure of welcoming a member in the Kvorning-team: Aiste Kazlauskaite Rasmussen. Aiste will be working as a project coordinator on a large project for Opel; implementing a new identity programme with Opel- retailers in Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Baltic States. The project is handled together with Stig Müller Architects.

30
May
2014

Kvorning’s house warming party in May was packed to the rafters!

More than 200 happy guests came to celebrate – clients, partners, neighbours, family, friends and other lovely people came to Kvorning’s house warming party at Njalsgade 21E in May – It was an incredible party with DJs dancing and good food and drinks!

22
May
2014

Showcases for The Norwegian Defence Museum

With the incredible showcases by Scottish partner, Click Netherfield, Kvorning Design & Communication wins the competition of The Norwegian Defence Museum and gets the contract to provide showcases for the museum’s branches across the country. This summer Kvorning delivers showcases for The Norwegian Resistance Museum, The Armoury and the museum’s main area at Akershus in Oslo, where the design studio has also mounted the objects in the showcases.

30
Mar
2014

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.