NEWS

24
Feb
2021

LIFE Campus Outdoor Learning Lab

Kvorning Design will act as a turnkey contractor regarding the LIFE Campus Outdoor Learning Lab in Lyngby, Denmark, on behalf of the LIFE Foundation.

The project is based on an approved concept design and outdoor workshop session. Phase 1 includes arrival, learning shelters, arboretum, pometum, hill and inspiration folder about outdoor and indoor signage and wayfinding.

23
Feb
2021

Winner of Norwegian World Heritage Exhibitions

Kvorning Design, Bright Norway and Gagarin win competition about World Heritage basic exhibitions on behalf of the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage in Norway.

The contract covers production and installation of World Heritage exhibition for Vega World Heritage Center, Norwegian Fjord Centre in Geiranger and Rock Art of Alta World Heritage Centre, respectively. The first exhibition is planned to open at the end of 2021 – and the next two during 2022. Another six Norwegian World Heritage sites are planned to follow within the next few years.

‘The exhibitions will promote our World Heritage sites and make our most prescious sites even more famous for many more. There is a great interest in the Norwegian World Heritage and we look much forward to the co-operation with Kvorning Design, Bright Norway, and Gagarin on an exhibition concept that will engage a broad audience’, Daily Manager at the Norwegian World Heritage, Liv Astrid Sverdrup, says.

Arne Kvorning, Managing Director at Kvorning Design, adds –
‘It is a very important project with exciting perspectives and it is a great honour for our Nordic consortium to win this fantastic project. For many years, Kvorning Design have been developing the concept together with the Norwegian World Heritage organisation. Now we look forward to realising all the ideas, too. The exhibitions include exterior and indoor exhibition elements. Highly interaction based exhibitions that fit perfectly with our Nordic team’.

16
Dec
2020
15
Dec
2020

COVID-19: Kuznetsov Online

The online presentation and promotion of ‘Heroes Stay Alive’ about the legendary spy Kuznetsov is a success during COVID-19.

According to Dmitri Kalinin, Exhibition Manager at Russia My History in Yekaterinburg, the Multimedia Historical Park’s social media had approximately 1.5 million views by ultimo November 2020.

23
Nov
2020

Looking East 2020

A sneak peek to Kvorning Design’s Russian activities –
Looking East 2020

22
Nov
2020

Prominent Professional and Prolific

Denmark rightly prides itself of being a design nation. Still, when talking about Danish designers media and fellows alike seem to concentrate on those few who also seem to cope with marketing and press releases. Contrary to these, Arne Kvorning who turns 60 on November 22, 2020, is certainly one thriving under the radar. It could be explained by his mild and modest personality but it’s also very much due to the fact that he excels in areas which most people neglect as design or perhaps don’t even notice. And yet for nearly 30 years, millions of people around the world have been able to appreciate Kvorning’s ability to create exhibitions in which design, story telling and the sense of space are effortlessly brought together into a whole that never shadows the topic they are vehicle for.

Born in Viborg, one of Denmark’s three ancient capitals, Kvorning graduated cum laude in 1986 from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and soon established himself later with a number of touring exhibition concepts for the Danish Cultural Institute, which among many honours also brought him the first prize at the International Academy of Architecture in Sao Paulo in 2000. Since then he has developed Kvorning Design to become the most significant architectural practice of the Nordic region specialising in exhibition design, with more than 5000 projects on his curriculum. Commissions stem from more than 50 countries covering an impressive range of typologies from museums like London’s Imperial War Museum or educational institutions like The Blue Planet in Copenhagen’s suburbia, to complex intercultural communication on Unesco World Heritage at 14 different locations and blockbuster-themed presentations at world exhibitions in Shanghai and in Taipei. Many of these tasks originate from close collaboration with leading architects such as Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Dominique Perrault, Normann Foster, Snøhetta, BIG, 3XN and Henning Larsen which is another way to say that they regard Kvorning as a peer – knowing that his keen eye for their concepts and his details will always add that little extra which makes their building accessible and pleasant to visit.

Despite all achievements, Kvorning really hasn’t had the chance to show his prowess in music although he is in fact quite competent at shredding one of the six strings guitars in collection. Now that he’s reaching maturity, it’s perhaps time that someone gives him the opportunity to bridge his two passions so he can show spin a story of being part of The Wrecking Crew.

Eric Messerschmidt, Director, Danish Cultural Center, Beijing, China

17
Nov
2020

Welcome to Antonina

Welcome to architect Antonina Salmina; Exhibition Designer at Kvorning Design as per 16 November 2020. Antonina graduated from Moscow and Italy. Antonina has worked at CEBRA, Schmidt Hammer Lassen and NOR3D.

10
Nov
2020

Winning Team at Bergen Maritime Museum 2.0

Consortium Kvorning Design (lead partner), Icelandic Gagarin and Bright Norway win masterplan for the Bergen Maritime Museum 2.0, Norway.

The contract includes development of an overall concept with renders that visualize and describe ideas and possible solutions in a smart way.

13
Oct
2020

Arne Kvorning at IMCC 2020

Arne Kvorning to discuss the Aviation Museum in Yekaterinburg and Kvorning Design’s experience with establishing studios in Russia. At the same time opening for a sneak peek to some of the most exciting projects going on right now in that corner of the world at IMCC 2020 on November 11.

01
Sep
2020

Welcome to Derya

Welcome to architect Derya Arpac; Exhibition Designer at Kvorning Design as per September 2020. Derya graduated from the School of Architecture /KADK and has worked with exhibitions in Denmark and abroad at Hay.