NEWS

12
Apr
2018

Kvorning opens satellite office in Aarhus

Kvorning Design & Communication will soon be opening a satellite office in the port area of Aarhus. As of 1 May 2018, Kvorning will also be represented west of the Great Belt – at Sydhavnsgade no. 7 (2nd floor), DK-8000 Aarhus C, kvorning@kvorning.dk

This is based on the considered view that our many good contacts in Jutland deserve our undivided attention – After all, in a great many ways, west of the Great Belt is where it’s all happening these days. Many are looking eastwards – we’re opening a westward flank instead … See you in Aarhus!

01
Apr
2018

Welcome, Josefine

Welcome to Josefine Willadsen, our new office girl-filing clerk-chef who joined us on 1 April 2018.

Josefine has studied Social Sciences in Brussels after her upper-secondary examination in social sciences from Roskilde Gymnasium in 2016 and will now be keeping all of us at Njalsgade 21E in check until she will start studying at the University of Copenhagen in September.

23
Mar
2018

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.

20
Mar
2018

Norwegian salmon spawns winning concept

Kvorning Design & Communication and the Norwegian Vindfang have won the competition for an exhibition concept about Norway’s second-largest export business, the aquaculture industry, for the Coastal Museum under the museum complex at Sør-Trøndelag in Norway. The concept of ’The Pioneers’ takes as its inspiration the tales of the initiative-takers ’from the fish-farming heartland’. Who were they? What did they think? How did they advance by trial and error? What proved successful? And what did they learn?

At Hitra, on an island just off Trondheim, it’s all about salmon. Here, fish eggs are fertilized, matured and hatched in fresh water. Here young salmonids grow to full size in the floating fish-rearing cages of the sea. And here at the Coastal Museum’s Sandstad Department they are harvested. So this is the obvious location to convey the history of the Norwegian fish-farming industry, and to let 24 pioneers tell you about their contribution to the development of Norway’s second-largest export trade.

Kvorning and Vindfang’s concept conveys Norwegian fish-farming history from 1970 to the present day through three major narratives: The local history, with animation of Hitra and the area; the national history of the pioneers along the coast from Finnmark to Vestfold, through wall panels, photos, interactive screens, short texts, objects in display cases, light and sound; and the history of the salmon and the industry as a reworked 360-degree show with moving pictures and natural sounds in Aegir’s Hall: the octagonal cinema. Silhouettes of the 24 pioneers reflect the dynamics. Past and present.

The concept was won in a competition, with Kvorning Design & Communication and Vindfang from Hitra teaming up to secure international experience for the assignment combined with a local presence. Head of Department Magnar Ansnes from the Coastal Museum at Hitra justifies the winner concept thus:

“Kvorning and Vindfang’s exhibition concept is both self-mediating and well suited to larger groups with a guide. The overall look of the concept works well, just as the route around it is self-evident. The re-purposing of existing installations by the team, e.g. in Aegir’s Hall, frees up resources and gives us more room for manoeuvre. And finally, the team’s excellent control of the light is a feature to which the museum attributes great importance.”

 

08
Feb
2018

Moscow and St Petersburg

Kvorning Design & Communication is involved in a range of exciting Russian exhibition projects. In Moscow, the team and four other international exhibition designers have been selected to re-think and renew the exhibits at one of the city’s biggest and most famous museums. Simultaneous with that, Kvorning will develop a concept for a new minority museum. In St Petersburg, the team is in the process of developing four new museum projects spanning a range of themes, including war, shipbuilding, sport and climate issues.

07
Feb
2018

Beautiful and secure!

Some of the world’s most secure museum showcases from the Scottish producer ClickNetherfield are now being distributed throughout Scandinavia by Kvorning Design & Communication.

THE VAULT – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SECURITY SHOWCASE IN THE WORLD

  • Certified LPS 1270 security rating 123 standard
  • World’s lowest AER (Air Exchange Rate) <0.1%
  • Completely glass-look with concealed construction elements
  • Glass and polycarbonate combinations
  • Glass-segment dimensions to fit local security requirements

INCA – THE FLEXIBLE SHOWCASE SYSTEM

  • World’s lowest AER (Air Exchange Rate) <0.1%
  • Completely glass-look with concealed construction elements
  • Customized: size, shape, finish and opening system
  • Hinged or pull-and-slide opening systems
  • Free-standing or mounted on columns, shelving or walls

More info – both ‘standard’ design and tailored to suit your needs: kvorning@kvorning.dk

07
Feb
2018

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.

 

06
Feb
2018

Internationalization

In recent years, Kvorning Design & Communication has strived to extend its activities significantly across Danish borders. So far the strategy has resulted in a boom of activities in Norway. Since our first Norwegian project – Petter Dass Museum at Alstahaug – Kvorning has developed, designed and produced exhibition solutions for 32 museums across Norway, from Alta in the north to Stavanger in the south. Denmark obviously remains Kvorning’s core market, but projects abroad account for an increasing number of design assignments. Partnerships and projects are currently in the works, under development or being completed in: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Dubai, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, China and the USA.

01
Feb
2018

Kvorning strengthens organization

Lennart Skjødt, 48, has been named head of operations of the Kvorning Design & Kommunikation studio, effective 1 February 2018. Prior to that, Lennart spent 15 months as senior project manager at the studio.

Lennart will be responsible for operations of the design business segment, including resourcing, HR and administration. The appointment is part of Kvorning’s restructuring strategy to consolidate and strengthen the organization at home and abroad.

01
Feb
2018

New intern at Kvorning

A warm welcome to Pernille Løgstrup Iversen, 21, who is the new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication in the period February – June 2018.

The internship spans a semester of Pernille’s Master’s program “Furniture, space and object” at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, in Copenhagen.