THE BLOG

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.

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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.