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ETFAM Trade Fair 2010

The ETFAM Trade Fair is an annual business-to-business exhibition for producers and buyers of ethical and fair trade goods. OOOMS will be participating as well, so please feel free to visit us at our booth. The trade fair is ETFAM’s real market place where buyers of ethical and fair trade goods can meet suppliers of these goods in person to do business with each other in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The fair offers producers from developing countries and upcoming markets access to the Western European markets and enables visitors to find out more about the producer behind the product.

The ETFAM Trade Fair offers a unique trade environment to do business in an professional yet informal manner, with a wide range of catering products, general gifts and wellness products: a wonderful selection of high-quality articles. There will be a matching plaza with a range of supporting services as well, such as design, branding and micro finance, where on the spot forms of collaboration can result in customised products. Furthermore, a workshop programme will be provided to inspire you and keep you on your toes. Besides all of these excellent business-to-business opportunities, a congress about sustainable catering purchase will be held at this years’ fair too. This congres is targeted at buyers within government institutions.

ETFAM Trade Fair 2010
19 – 21 september
Beursgebouw Eindhoven
The Netherlands


On the trail of design to the ends of the Earth! Pigr’s design shop and e-shop, with a back-office devoted to developing design, explore the World Wide Web in search of new projects by young designers from all over the world. In real life it is based in Milan… reading, observing and travelling all over the place, but only in search of new ideas! This year, in pursuit of entertainment, sharing and for the pure pleasure of discovery, Pigr is presenting a gradually expanding selection of original and unusual objects, which have never been marketed before on the official design circuit. Pigr’s operations derive from an interest in the latest frontiers of contemporary creativity and an understanding of the kind of spontaneous design being thought up by the latest generations.

Pigr does not just seek out and market simple products: Sono Pigr – the design blog – actually listens and takes note of every single new vibration coming from the world of design; Pigr – the design shop – showcases the work of designers, like the work of OOOMS, developing small and major projects and keeping track of production and marketing right through to the public presentation of the latest collections of unusual objects on sale at reasonable prices. Allowing design to be experienced and enjoyed by everybody, even nowadays.

14-04-2010 / 19-04-2010
Via Clusone, Milan
Open from 10AM till 10PM

Free Wooden Memory Game

The Wooden Memory Game is a card game in which all the cards are laid face down on a surface and two cards are flipped face up over each turn. The object of the game is to turn over pairs of matching cards. The game can be played with any number of players.

Our Wooden USB Sticks are all unique, but sometimes can look very similar. Because of this we thought their images would make a real challenging memory game. We would like to offer this game for free! All you have to do is some printing and cutting.

Click here to view the PDF of the front side of the game. Print it on the thickest paper your printer can handle. Re-insert the printed sheet to print the backside. Click here to view the backside.

‘Kleur!’ exhibition

This Designhuis exhibition is showing a wide variety of colours in design. The nice thing about this exhibition is that it not only shows coloured products, but even more shows the different reasons for the use of colour in design. KLEUR! shows the designs of i.a. Studio OOOMS, Dick van Hoff, Marcel Wanders and Hella Jongerius.

27-03-2010 / 12-09-2010
Het Designhuis / Stadhuisplein 3 / Eindhoven / The Netherlands

‘Iconen in Beeld’ exhibition

Studio Oooms has been invited to participate in a project by De Negende and Edhv. Together with 22 other designers they made a collection of souvenirs, each based on a iconic building in Eindhoven.

This led to a great variety in designs, presented in a visually very clear way; each souvenir has been placed on a timeline, at the point in time the according building was built.

‘Iconen in Beeld”  / 19-12-2009 / 28-02-2010

Het Designhuis / Stadhuisplein 3 / Eindhoven


Reading by Light exhibition

Reading by Light combines contemporary and classic lights with text works from artists and writers to create a new exhibition environment for the acts of reading and consideration. The condition and act of reading will be explored in a number of light/text juxtapositions ranging from philosophical opinions to humour.

New lights and text works will be commissioned to join a number of specifically selected objects and texts to create a stimulating environment that will relate to those interested in design, art and literature. The reading material will come in many different formats such as works on paper, neon art works, books and small sculptural objects. Classic and contemporary furniture will also be included to work with a number of art works and lights.

Artists exhibiting will include: Damien Hirst, Lawrence Weiner, Simon Patterson, Ian Finlay, Rose Finn- Kelcey, Christopher P. Baker and Jeremy Deller. The lights come from designers such as Ingo Maurer, OOOMS, Freedom of Creation and Kenneth Grange..

The Civic / Hanson Street / Barnsley S70 2HZ / United Kingdom
Date: Saturday 14 November – Thursday 15 January 2010

Social interaction by art and design


In this expo the community centre, in which in the past you spent your time pottering around and on Saturday mornings rehearsing with your band, has been discovered again. The present day community centre settles from September 12th till November 2nd 2009 in the exhibition room of KOP. Our community centre is open four days a week and welcomes you with coffee, cookies and art.

You have the opportunity to explore everything that is here!
The caretaker, with his split personality and obsession for clocks, opens the doors of the community centre for a large group of international artists and designers, who dissolve the borders between fine art and design.
Experience todays objects of art, the specially designed tools, the multimedia party games and instruments. In the community centre you can attempt everything.

Amusement and self-reflection for active visitors.
Everything around us has been designed. All our objects are a combination of function and beauty. Functional objects in this way gain a double identity.  In our daily life fine art plays another role that is not tied to function. In the community centre you will encounter and experience the dissolving of the boundaries between art and design. The question will arise: what am I looking at, is this art or design?

Neighbourhood related cosiness, but slightly different.
In the community centre 45 national and international artists and designers created a site in which you are challenged to think beyond its borders. Not only is there art and design, but also an exciting dialogue. Both entertainment and (self)reflection are focus points. The whole thing makes you think of the typical neighbourhood togetherness and conviviality, but this is different. The caretaker welcomes you warm-hearted and will surprise you…

Participating artists and designers:
i.a: 5.5 designers (FRA), Atelier Blink (BE), Zelda Beauchampet, Blokmeubel, Buro Jet, Dennis de Bel, Michiel van Erp, Jaap de Jonge, Ward van Gemert, David Graas, Mark van den Gronden, Frank Halmans, Susanna Hertrich (GER), Floris Hovers, Instituut voor de Lopslopende Mens, Pieter Jamart (BE), Zowie Jannink, Chris Kabel, Eric Klarenbeek, Robert Knight, Theo Konijnenburg, Lise Lefebvre (FRA), Sander Lucas, David Moises (A), Sander Mulder, Oooms, Gert Paans, Tom Reijnders, Sander Reijgers, Martin Robitsch (A), Snode vormgevers, Diane Steverlynck (BE), Sebastiaan Straatsma, Hans Tan (SP), Louise van der Veld (initiator and company), Rob Verwer, Wieland Vogel, Jonas Vorwerk, Martijn Wildekamp, Tijmen Zonnevijlle

The Community Centre / ’t BUURTHUIS welcomes you from September 12th till November 2nd at Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5pm. KOP – Speelhuislaan 171 – Breda (NL).

Sofia Design Week 2009

SOFIA DESIGN WEEK is the first of a kind design festival in Bulgaria. Between June 5th and June 12th Sofia will be transformed into a vibrant capital of design, where Studio OOOMS will be showing some of their products.

In its first issue, SOFIA DESIGN WEEK is welcoming some of the most avant-garde international names in the contemporary product, communication, interactive and graphic design. Sofia Design Weeks aims to place our city on the global map of design. Through discussions and experience exchange, it will also seek the next identity in our visual environment, one that is urgently needed.

Sofia Design Week will take place annually in order to involve Bulgaria on a regular basis in the ongoing global discussion on the future of design. For the first time in its history Sofia will host a design event of such significance: 22 free of charge expositions of product, communication, interactive and graphic design.

“We live, consume and survive in a highly aggressive and chaotic visual environment. It is time for next identity, for intelligent and socially adequate design.” – urges SOFIA DESIGN WEEK` s manifesto.


Cite Goes Dutch exhibition New York

Please join us for a view of the new 400 Years Later — Cite Goes Dutch exhibition, opening to the public on May 16 and running through June 14.

1609: The Dutch Discover New York
2009: New Yorkers Discover Dutch Design
The exhibit presents everything from furniture and tabletop objects to jewelry by 23 emerging Dutch designers and manufacturers and 1 photographer. Curated by Studio Jan Habraken and Alissia Melka-Teichroew in collaboration with Wabnitz Editions Ltd and Josée Lepage, the work draws an outline of contemporary design coming out of, and shaped by, the unique climate of the densely populated Netherlands, whose designers grow up below sea level and under heavy gray skies.

400 Years Later will introduce recent and never-before-seen work by Studio Oooms, Frederik Roijé, Jorre van Ast, Mirjam van der Lubbe, Studio Glithero, Sander Mulder, Lucas Maassen, Lotte van Laatum, Dave Keune, Maarten Baptist, Lisa Klappe, Jan Habraken and byAMT Studio, among others, that is both intricate and pared-down, pragmatic and poetic, witty and well-crafted.


Saturday, May 16 through Sunday, June 14 2009
CITE Showroom / 131 Greene Street (between Prince and W Houston St.) New York, NY 10012, USA

Red Light Event Milano

Fuori salone internazionale del mobile – Milan 2009  from 22 to 27 of april – Via Lodovico il Moro 27 (alzaia Naviglio Grande)
open hours 12:00 – 24:00 / Party 24 april from 20:00 to 24:00!

Meike van Schijndel | AMSTERDAM Tourism & Convention Board (ATCB) | NEVE | | Tom Dixon | Esther Derkx | Jan Puylaert Nora de Rudder | SERRALUNGA | WET | PHILIPSdesign | Guido Ooms & Karin van Lieshout | Fulvia Mendini | HAFRO | Zaha Hadid Dax van Son | FELICE ROSSI | Stefano Marzano| Jacco Bregonje | LELO | Karim Rashid | GianLuca Neve | METALSPOT
Bram Boo | Michael Young | Gianni Ilardo | Richard Hutten | ANTIQUE MIRROR | Carlo Magnoli | ARGENTOVIVO
d’Hanis & Lachaert | P-FACTOR | Claudio Brovelli | Betony Vernon | Amiez | SNOWHITE | CASAMANIA | Fabio Novembre

STRP Event Eindhoven

From 2 – 13 April the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven will once again be the place to find electronic music, interactive installations, film, art performances, live cinema and robotics. The STRP Festival is a multidisciplinary all-out experience in which music, art and technology merge.

During the STRP EXPO+, we have plenty more to offer from 8 – 13 April with a wide array of unique performances and art projects on top. Some are freaky and totally out there, while others are extremely sophisticated and innovative. During Easter we have a couple special installations and workshops. You can go ‘Lay an Egg’ from 2D to 3D or let the Unbelievable Frying Object installation do it for you. Further, there are workshops to be done and performances to be experienced

Art is not weird and technology is not sterile: this is the message that STRP aims to convey. Art can be a physical experience and technology makes for a wonderful toy. It causes you to look at reality from a different perspective.

What can you expect? First and foremost, a major exhibition of technological art installations: the STRP Expo, which features works including Infinite Cubed by the Brazilian duo Crescenti & Cantoni. This 3×3×3 metre cube made of moving mirrors creates the ultimate “Droste Effect” named after the optically enchanting Dutch cocoa ads. Next, try looking deep into the eyes of the Hexapod spawned by Matt Denton. This six-legged spider robot tracks you like a predator going after its prey, and instantly posts your picture on its website.
STRP Expo features dozens of amazing and largely interactive works of art that appeal to your entire body.

While there is a strong international flavour to the STRP Festival, the Netherlands is likewise well-represented. Featured Dutch artists include Daan Roosegaarde, whose work has been displayed around the world; robotics artist Freek Wieringa; and video artist Jérôme Siegelaer. Plus, a number of recent graduates will also be participating, including Jeroen Holthuis, Evelien Lohbeck and Paul Verhoeven.

From April 8th – 13th is STRP Expo+ open for audiences to explore and experience artworks, performances, workshops, live cinema, animations, and much, much more!

Love Design Opening Party

To celebrate the release of the book Love Design (Daab publishing) in which our work is featured, you are cordially invited to the Love Design Cocktail Party during the design week in Milan. We hope to see you there!

Love Design Cocktail Party*
Friday April 24, 2008
7pm until midnight
Address: Galleria Nina Lumer
Via Botta 8, 20135 Milano

*Love treats by Ciboh & love vibes by dj Klaus Fiehe
More info on the Love Design exhibition