We’re moving downtown

new project-space and bookstore soon to open!

Willemstraat 27
5611 HB Eindhoven 




9 September, 7pm
Book Launch No Internet, No Art

Art Metropole, Toronto 

10 - 13 September
London Art Book Fair

Representative: Kris Dittel 

11-13 September
Wiels Art Book Fair Brussels
Representative: Pernilla Ellens 

17 - 20 September
NY Art Book Fair

Representative: Freek Lomme 







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OMP88 / Research project
Atlas of agendas - mapping the power, mapping the commons.

photography: Harvey Herman

PRICE: € 40,00    

OMP102 / Cabinet project
No Internet, No Art - A Lunch Bytes Anthology

PRICE: € 25,00    

OMP115 / project
History Rising

photography: Lidia Vajda

PRICE: € 20,00    

OMP116 / project
Return to Rightful Owner

photography: Lidia Vajda

PRICE: € 17,00    

OMP110 / Cabinet project

Photography: Lidia Vajda

PRICE: € 20,00    

now summer holiday
soon updates on upcoming exhibitions in our new space, including: 


OMP123 / Cabinet project

A Man, A Village, A Museum

Li Mu: Qiu Zhongjia and Li Shiru made a snowman in front of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing No 480

In collaboration with the Van Abbe museum on the ocassion of Li Mu’s exhibition in the museum

19 September 2015 - 10 January 2016

More updates coming soon.

OMP117 / Cabinet project

Let’s start playing the game!


October 17 - November 15th 
Open Thursday to Sunday 12:00-17:00

Every day, 11:00 to 19:00, during Dutch Design Week (17-25 October) 

Onomatopee project space and book shop
Willemstraat 27
5611 HB Eindhoven 

Curated by Freek Lomme in collaboration with Veerle Devreese for the Flemish art centre ‘De Brakke Grond’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands, hosted by Onomatopee.

Participating artists/designers:
Heyheydehaas (NL), Julien Carretero (FR/BE), Thomas Lommee (BE), Uglycute (S), Mireia c. Saladrigues (SP), John Körmeling (NL), Ryan Gander (UK), Aurélien Froment (FR).

Contributing authors: Petra Van Brabandt, Paul De Bruyne, Florian Schneider, Rene ten Bos and interviews with Slava Kozlov by Harvey Herman and Arnon Grunberg by Laurence Scherz.

Spatial design by Anthony Kleinepier Graphic design by Strange Attractors

If we want to stimulate innovation and open dialogue, we cannot always play by the rules. A certain amount of anarchy and tolerance towards the rules are indispensable to stimulate creativity and co-creation. Things don’t get really exciting until we move into a different field of play, expand our territory onto other gaming boards, admit new players or different elements. Usually, we play with our own kind of people, people from our own ‘tribe’. Within our own group, we are familiar with the ambitions, with those factors that contribute to success, and with the winners. 

In the exhibition Let’s Start Playing the Game, Heyheydehaas, Julien Carretero, Thomas Lommee and Uglycute have designed four new games for this exhibition on the basis of their expertise in the creation of relevant, stimulating situations in which production, dialogue and wonder can come together. The games are like satellites in this universe, the entrance to and routes through which have been created by designer Anthony Kleinepier.

In addition, existing works with a playful component will be shown by artists Mireia c. Saladrigues, John Körmeling, Ryan Gander and Aurelien Froment. Each taking its own course and creating its own perspective – but all offering possibilities to follow different paths.

Visitors will be challenged to take part in the games, both to learn and to enjoy: to play with ambitions, social needs and identity on the basis of forms of production and interaction. Welcome to this world, in which every game can be passed through resolutely, and with other players, familiar and unfamiliar. This playful experience is a real challenge. / Let’s start playing the game!

Made possible thanks to the generous support of Stichting DOEN and the Flemish government 



OMP55.2 / Cabinet project

Field Essays. Account of things that happened

The design process unveiled

Entrance Table, Silent Village Collection, Brynjar Sigurdarson, galerie kréo, 2013. Ash wood, metal, Krion. Ropes, Nylon strings and various materials including: feathers, fur, leather, printed fabrics, chains, hooks. 143 x 146 x 127 cm.


Field Essays, a project by Sophie Krier, explores the tactile world of design thinking and making, and takes on the form of an occasional journal. The upcoming issue looks into the work of Icelandic designer Brynjar Sigurdarson.

’It’s a big part of my work:
to put myself in situations and start from there.’

Brynjar Sigurdarson

OMP113 / Cabinet project

Wilderness Survival

Photo: Anna Bak

Onomatopee project space and book shop
Willemstraat 27
5611 HB Eindhoven

an exhibition, book launch and new performance 


Anna Bak’s Wilderness Survival is a project about the survival of real or speculative dangers, which considers practical and philosophical understandings of the ‘survivalist’ lifestyle.

Wilderness: a physical space and a mental state.

Survival: a word evoking a disaster or a post-disaster scenario, caused by natural catastrophe, terrorist attack or sudden economic downturn, became unwillingly the philosophy of life and practice of many in the uncertainties of the 21st century.

During Dutch Design Week Anna Bak will show devices which activate our physical and intuitive skills to deal with anxiety, stress, boredom and the danger of going bush-wacky in the wilderness of our lives.


More information on the exhibition and new performance to be announced soon.

OMP108 / Cabinet project

It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time

Spaces in fiction - Constructs of reality


mini-exhibition and book launch during Dutch Design Week
17-25 October
open from 11:00 to 19:00 

Onomatopee project space and book shop
Willemstraat 27
5611 HB Eindhoven 


‘It Had Something to do With the Telling of Time’ by Annee Grøtte Viken, uses fiction as a tool to explore new ways of thinking about and understanding space. Between language and image, fiction interweaves the words of the author with the reader’s personal experience, allowing space to materialize in the imagination.

A screenplay in seven acts, the book is based on descriptions of physical spaces extracted from a selection of seven novels. Each act is a conversation between one of the fictional spaces and the narrator or protagonist of the original story. The fictional spaces claim existence, both as individuals and as a collective, inviting the reader on a journey, from the naturally created cave to the man-made dystopia.

Author: Annee Grøtte Viken
Copy editing: Andrew Martin
Final editing: Annee Grøtte Viken
Graphic design: Sven Van Asten

Made possible by: Stimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie NL and the kind support of the Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.




OMP114 / Cabinet project

Sidewalk Salon Cairo – 1001 street chairs of Cairo

mini-exhibition and book launch during Dutch Design Week
17-25 October
open from 11:00 to 19:00 

Onomatopee project space and book shop
Willemstraat 27
5611 HB Eindhoven 

Sidewalk Salon Cairo – 1001 street chairs of Cairo
is an intimate portrait of Cairo, seen from the thousands of street chairs on its sidewalks and the people who occupy them.

These far from perfect, used chairs, which populate Cairo’s sidewalks, speak of the city from below. Acting at times as zoom and as wide-angle lenses, the street chairs are used in this book as tools to explore intimate details and collective aspects of the city. If strictly speaking Sidewalk Salon Cairo is a photographic documentation of original chairs from the streets of Cairo, in a larger sense it deals with the material and human dimensions of a layer of the city. 

Aside of Polaroid’s of the chairs, various stories have been gathered. Short pieces of fiction and poems inspired by street chairs, commissioned for this project, bring us closer to the occupants and owners of street chairs. From fruit sellers to poets sitting in Tahrir Square, each revealed their own perspective of the city in flux. Our roster of writers included the talented voices of Yasser Abd El Latif, Taher al Sharqawy, Maged Zaher, Mohamed Al Fakhrani and Amira Hanafy.


Manar Moursi and David Puig are the creators of Sidewalk Salon Cairo. The book is the culmination of three years of joint effort in which each of them brought their particular set of skills to the project. While David has extensive experience in writing, publishing and editorial work, Manar is a designer and photographer who has worked on multiple projects on and rooted in Cairo. 

The visual identity and the design of Sidewalk Salon Cairo has been developed by the Dutch designer Sandra Kassenaar.

Translations of their texts from Arabic to English were completed by Adam Talib.



publications and editions


OMP117 / Cabinet project
Let’s Start Playing The Game!

PRICE: € 15,00    

OMP109.2 / Research project
The Magic Circle: The Beatles, Pop Art, Art-Rock and Records

soon official and more photo’s

PRICE: € 15,00    

OMP109.1 / Research project
Can You Hear Me? - Music Labels by Visual Artists.

PRICE: € 15,00    

OMP108 / Cabinet project
It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time

first photo of the book!

PRICE: € 15,00    

OMP119 / Cabinet project
21 Objects for Hesitation and Reimagining Their Many Selves

Photo Peter Cox

PRICE: € 8,00    

OMP95 / Cabinet project
11"x17" - Elisa van Joolen.

PRICE: € 20,00    

OMP93 / Cabinet project
Ideas and thoughts by Helmut Smits

PRICE: € 20,00    

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