Willemstraat 27
5611 HB Eindhoven 

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

open during exhibitions

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

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Onomatopee Agenda

Saturday, October 21, 13:00 - Sunday, October 29, 18:00
pop-up show at Onomatopee – Influence on the edge

Saturday, October 21, 19:00
performance Gabriel Ann Maher Sense & Sensibility #2
Location: Onomatopee

Sunday, October 22, 14:00 - 18:00
WATM smartbar with Rogier Brom
Location: Onomatopee

Monday, October 23, 14:00 - Saturday, October 28, 18:00
WATM Achievement #11: Everyday Criticality
Location: Onomatopee

Wednesday, October 25, 16:00
Book Launch and signing Daeun Lim
Location: Onomatopee

Wednesday, October 25, 20:00
Design as a proto-practice? - talk A. Coles & F. Lomme
Location: Onomatopee

Thursday, October 26, 14:00 - 19:00
WATM smartbar with Robert-Jan Gruijthuijzen
Location: Onomatopee

Thursday, October 26, 15:00 - Saturday, October 28, 16:00
WATM Achievement #10: Leisure as work
Location: Onomatopee

Thursday, October 26, 17:00
‘Modes of Criticism’ launch and intro by Francisco Laranjo
Location: onomatopee

Friday, October 27, 17:00
Artist Bar - Drunk Design Week
Location: Onomatopee

Sunday, October 29, 14:00 - 18:00
WATM smartbar with Dirk Vis
Location: Onomatopee

Saturday, December 2, 16:00
research presentation Sense & Sensibility #3: Olle Ludin
Location: Onomatopee

Saturday, December 16, 16:00
Opening Sense & Sensibility #4: Janina Frye
Location: Onoomatopee

Friday, December 22, 17:00
Artist Bar - Yule fest
Location: Onomatopee


Onomatopee -4 / NEST project

Evidence of very recent past

by Daeun Lim

Mini-exhibition (October 21-29) with Book Launch with book-signing (Wednesday 25 October, 4PM)

A poetics of space in the making.
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Onomatopee -4 / NEST project
Evidence of very recent past
Daeun Lim

PRICE: € 10,00    

current exhibitions

special opening hours 21-29 October:
every day 1-7 PM
Except for Sat. 21st, Wed. 25th and Fri. 27th open untill 10 PM 

Onomatopee 143 / Cabinet project

the parts and the sum

Encompassing the crafting of scale, perspective and proportionality in the anthropocene while featuring the work of Studio Mieke Meijer.
Studio Mieke Meijer

September 2 - Oktober 29
Official opening to be announced

The geometry, the structure, the materiality, the texture, the finishing; all contest the reciprocity of construction and detail through the rules of the properties themselves. Studio Mieke Meijer (Mieke Meijer and Roy Letterlé) construct aesthetics with the utmost necessity. With industrial knowledge, they return to a more manual craft in order to accommodate all the facets of their work. As they move closer, things get more specific. As man takes control in the anthropocene, do we actually get closer to an existential quality? 

Perspective, scale and proportionality are key to the work of Studio Mieke Meijer. In the exhibition at Onomatopee, its design will release different perspectives onto the work, stimulating an analytical disposition to trigger your awareness of the properties concerned. Experience and information are in a constant loop with one-another. 

This exceptional exhibition, inspired by the practice of the Studio, triggered a further, more abstract and critical exploring of the construction of aesthetics on the fracture of architecture and interior design, the interior object as a research proposition and the fundamental case of aesthetic approximation. The visual fabrication of aesthetics will be targeted both in the graphic transfer of the photographed work in the publication as well as in the accompanying texts.

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Onomatopee 142 / Research project


Various free-thinkers and free-doers.

The centre of the city is the place for meeting and consumption. That is where everyone goes, that’s where our culture is consumed and lived. However, the offering there is limited, and not a lot is allowed. It’s not everybody’s space, but the space of the majority. Even for that majority, there is no free choice, so it is also place to the silent majority. Meanwhile, every human being wants an inclusive culture, with free offering and free access. Our culture turns out not to be free, but forced.
With this project we ask what could be on offer, and what perhaps ought to be. Many free-thinkers such as designers, philosophers, journalists, artists and others take space to explore this. In short: WE ARE THE MARKET! calls out to freedom in the capitalist commons, within the cultural production of the highstreet.

Onomatopee, organisor of this project, has a space for free imagination in the heart of Eindhoven. Here they provide their services free of charge - partially paid for by the spokesperson of the people’s sovereignty - yet hidden behind all the commercial force.
As an alternative, focused on public service of the interestless imagination as exclusive to the arts, Onomatopee goes onto the street in action against mollycoddling and in defence of an inclusive world: in ultimate stimulation of possibility. They make everybody question their role in our collective responsibility regarding public culture. Now the focus is on target audiences, life in bubbles alienates us and public space is becoming increasingly exclusive.

Our culture is our responsibility: we demand inclusivity!  


First achievements have happened and are on show, more are to follow.
Featuring: Harmen de Hoop, SnodevormgeversDavid BlameyNolwenn SalaunJennifer Moon & Laub, Su TomesenMartin Krenn, MG&M Collective (Mosab Anzo, Gil & Moti), the Mona Lisa’s, Grupo Etcétera, The Temple of TeaseVanessa BrazeauToine Klaassen, Jasper GriepinkApparatus 22, Everyday criticality, Jasmijn Visser , Cindy Moorman and others.

The theory-sparked bartenders, offering enlightening conversations over heavy drinks, include Robert-Jan Gruijthuijzen, Michel van Dartel, Lietje Bauwens & Wouter De Raeve, Rogier Brom, Berit Fischer, Dirk Vis, Petra Van Brabandt and others yet to be announced!

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Onomatopee 150 / NEST project


What a girl wants – what a girl needs
Various artists, designers and writers.

Logo design by Virginie Gauthier

September 2017- January 2018

A platform for various artists and writers, to explore contradictions and oppositions by reflecting upon gender issues, contemporary girlhood and object-subject relations. 
Featuring Mandy Roos, Gabriel Ann MaherOlle LundinJanina FryeVirginie Gauthier, Alicja Melzacka, Charlotte van Buylaere, Roberto Perez, Carly Rose, Daantje Bons, Camille Auer, Nasty Women and others. 

It’s because feminism has become a fashionable commodity now, that we’re in desperate need of a more inclusive and varied reflection on contemporary girlhood, cross-cultural feminism, and the relationship between gender, politics and philosophy. Sense and Sensbility wishes to explore oppositions and contradictions, in image and text, in theory and in visual modes of culture here and now. We try to make sense by getting together during changing situations, rather than define a status quo, and we try to be sensible, by embracing diversity within the interpretation of the theme.

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Onomatopee 150.2 / NEST project

“ ____________________ ”

Sense & Sensibility #2 – Gabriel A. Maher, Roberto Pèrez Gayo, Carly Rose Bedford
Gabriel A. Maher, Roberto Pèrez Gayo, Carly Rose Bedford

October 7 - opening performance, 7 PM
October 21 - special DDW performance, 7 PM

This collaborative work by Gabriel A. Maher, Roberto Pèrez Gayo and Carly Rose Bedford elaborates on the relationship of feminism to the collective regimes of enunciation that produce it.

How do you orient yourself within this word? How do you orient yourself in a language that precedes you?

If we look from this perspective to the word FEMINISM, we can see within its translucent walls, a universe contained, a constellation of bodies, expressions, positions and territories. The word itself becomes a door to a space in which certain types of relations happen and are expressed in a particular form. We occupy a physical and mental space.

     Once I cross into that space,

     how do/can/must/may/ought   ’I’


     And how would I describe it?

     A network of 26 feminist voices transmit

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Onomatopee 139 / Cabinet project
The past inside the present
Esther Tielemans, Hans den Hartog Jager, Maria Barnas

PRICE: € 35,00    
Onomatopee 131 / Cabinet project
Lieven De Boeck

PRICE: € 24,00    
Onomatopee 137 / Cabinet / NEST project
Post-Butt - The power of the image
Melani de Luca

PRICE: € 15,00    
Onomatopee 140 / Cabinet project
Homestead of Dilution
by Domenico Mangano & Marieke van Rooy

PRICE: € 18,00    
Onomatopee 138 / Cabinet project
Doina Kraal

Photography by Blickfänger.

PRICE: € 35,00    
Onomatopee 132 / Research project
The Economy is Spinning
Kris Dittel (editor)

PRICE: € 22,00    
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