come visit our new project-space and bookstore!

Next to the Design Academy, a 10 minutes walk to central station and 10 minutes to the Van Abbemuseum.

Willemstraat 27
5611 HB Eindhoven

open during exhibitions
Thursday to Sunday, 13:00- 17:00
and by appointment

Photography by Peter Cox

Onomatopee Agenda

Official opening Design Week Exhibitions Onomatopee
Onomatopee, willemstraat 27
Saturday, October 22, 16:00 - 20:00

Book launch ’Dictionary Dressings’ & talk Joke Robaard
Friday, October 28, 19:00 - 21:30

Offprint art book fair Paris
Thursday, November 10, 16:00 - Sunday, November 13, 18:00

Lecture in Oslo on Onomatopee design and politics
Auditorium in Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo
Monday, November 21, 19:00

Volumes Art Book Fair Zurich
Gessnerallee 8 Ch-8001 Zürich
Friday, November 25, 13:00 - Saturday, November 26, 18:00




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Some design books, to stimulate study towards the Design Week:

OMP118 / Cabinet project
Can you feel it? – Effectuating tactility and print in the contemporary
Freek Lomme (Ed.)

Temporary phone-book-photo-shoot by Freek

PRICE: € 17,00    
OMP122 / Cabinet project
The Chair Affair
Lucas Maassen, Margriet Craens, Twan van Bragt, Olivier Lebrun

Photo Isis Tweepenninckx

PRICE: € 15,00    
OMP55.2 / Cabinet project
Things that Happened. Brynjar Sigurðarson
A project by Sophie Krier, concerning the work of Brynjar Sigurdarson

Society of things (Visual Vault), printed fabrics, Studio Brynjar & Veronika, 2015 Photo Isis Tweepenninckx

PRICE: € 45,00    
OMP117 / Cabinet project
Let’s Start Playing The Game!
Freek Lomme (Ed.)

Photo Isis Tweepenninckx

PRICE: € 10,00    

for Dutch Design Week, 

Opening October 22nd, 4 PM

Special Dutch Design Week opening hours:
Sunday 23rd to Thursday 27th and Sunday 30th 1 - 6 PM
Saturday 22nd, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th 1 -  8 Pm


OMP125 / Cabinet project


Thomas Raat

Standards (2015). Exhibition view Schunck* Heerlen. Photography by Benjamin van Witsen.

By the artistic re-appropriation of 20th-century mass-produced industrial objects of modernism, painter and sculptor Thomas Raat calls for a renewed effort to vertically elevate the masses by questioning the formal properties of avant-garde modernism and to horizontally explore the arts and crafts within our very day-to-day cultural existence. This exhibition at Onomatopee features two room-spanning installation pieces by Raat, one of which was made specifically for the exhibition.


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OMP130 / Cabinet project

Dictionary Dressings

Re-reading clothing definitions towards alternative fashion perspectives
A project by Femke de Vries, featuring Hans Gremmen, Barbara Brownie, BLESS, Conny Groenewegen, Elisa van Joolen, Joke Robaard and Ruby Hoette

Opening October 22, 4 PM
Continuing until December 20, open Thursdays to Sundays

Book launch and talk with Joke Robaard
Friday October 28th, 7PM

Dictionary Dressings is an ongoing research project by Femke de Vries that uses the nature of the dictionary definition as a "zero condition" for a piece of clothing to decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary.

Dictionary definitions are constructed to be factual and rational and as a consequence the entries for items of clothing show no reference to the ephemeral or immaterial character of fashion. They describe the characteristics of the items, their use and their relation to the body but never mention fashion or style. Take the Dutch definition of a glove for example: “Handschoen: bekleding van de hand (literally translated into English as Glove: covering of the hand). Since a hand can be covered by putting it in a pocket, by bandaging it or by sitting on it, the definition allows a pair of trousers or a bandage to be interpreted as a glove – they cover the hand and so adhere to the definition. It is exactly this particular nature of the definitions of clothing that forms the foundation and very structure of Dictionary Dressings as a research project and an emerging design approach.

VAN DALE Handschoen [Online]. Available here. [Accessed on 26/05/2015]


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OMP134 / Cabinet project

The Power of Imagination

A Five Minute Self Help Workshop On Imagination
Freek Lomme, Pinar & Viola

digital couture by Pinar & Viola

- just do it


Expect a comfortable workshop interiour.

This interface for service design offers protagonist oracular language by Freek Lomme and antagonist digital couture by Pinar & Viola.


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OMP124 / Cabinet project

On the Soft Edge of Space

Marleen Sleeuwits

Exhibition at Onomatopee photography by Marleen Sleeuwits

Solo exhibition by Marleen Sleeuwits at the Onomatopee project-space.

Exhibition runs untill October 30th.

Is it possible for our direct sensual experience of a space to derive understanding from a different representation of space?

The solo exhibition On the Soft Edge of Space of Marleen Sleeuwits derives its title from her artists’ book, recently published by Onomatopee. Like the book, the exhibition is a stage on which space is placed at the centre by exploring it in a particular visual manner.

By means of architectural, site-specific interventions, Marleen Sleeuwits manipulates space’s artificial nature to put our sensual experience of space to the test. Although the site-specific works in the Onomatopee show merge into the space’s architecture, they remain individual, unrelated sculptural objects, as slight deformations of reality. This renders space itself contradictory – that is, like a tangible fata morgana. Her work tries to find a new horizon in these poetics.


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Continuing EXHIBITION at the Van Abbemuseum:

OMP116 / Cabinet project

Return to Rightful Owner

Eva Olthof

Morailty - Detroit, 2015. Photo: Eva Olthof

Solo Project by Eva Olthof at the Van Abbemuseum’s library

Opening 4th September, 2016 3PM (subsequent, at 5 PM, opening Marleen Sleeuwits at Onomatopee)
exhibition continues until 6th January, 2017

Van Abbemuseum library
Bilderdijklaan 10
5611 NH Eindhoven

library open Tuesday to Friday from 11AM - 5PM
free entrance


Eva Olthof’s new installation Return to Rightful Owner invites visitors to consider the thin line between the private act of reading and the public space of a library.

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Exhibition related, new pUBLICATIONS


OMP125 / Cabinet project
Archetypes and Residues
Thomas Raat

Photography by Benjamin van Witsen

PRICE: € 25,00    
OMP130 / Cabinet project
Dictionary Dressings
A project by Femke de Vries, featuring Hans Gremmen, Barbara Brownie, BLESS, Conny Groenewegen, Elisa van Joolen, Joke Robaard and Ruby Hoette

temporary impressions

PRICE: € 25,00    
OMP121 / Cabinet project
Fashioning Value— Undressing Ornament
Femke de Vries

Photo Isis Tweepenninckx

PRICE: € 12,00    
OMP134 / Cabinet project
The Power of Imagination
Freek Lomme, Pinar & Viola

preliminary image of the record - Freek mobile footage

PRICE: € 8,00    
OMP124 / Cabinet project
On the Soft Edge of Space
Marleen Sleeuwits

PRICE: € 40,00    
OMP116 / Cabinet project
Return to Rightful Owner

photography: Lidia Vajda

PRICE: € 17,00    

three new publications on artist-run organisation: 

OMP127 / Cabinet project
Artist-Run Europe-Practice/Projects/Spaces
Gavin Murphy & Mark Cullen (Ed.)

PRICE: € 25,00    
OMP136 / Cabinet project
Also-Space, From Hot to Something Else: How Indonesian Art Initiatives Have Reinvented Networking
Featuring Ruangrupa, Lifepatch, JAF, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Moelyono, Wok the Rock and others. Author: reinaart vanhoe

PRICE: € 17,00    
OMP128 / Cabinet project
the unmediated mediation / de onbemiddelde bemiddeling (LP/book)
Freek Lomme

first-phone-photo by Freek

PRICE: € 15,00    
© Onomatopee 2012