NEWS

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!