Chaise longue (1988) Dora Dolz
This Chaise longue van Dora Dolz was created on the initiative of restaurant Zochers and the artist herself and was unveiled on April 29, 1988. The sofa is not only an object to look at, but is actually made to sit and use. Dolz painted and worked a lot with ceramics. The statue is composed of fired and glazed chunks of ceramic. Dolz uses pronounced colors and shapes in her objects, which give them something theatrical. This sofa is therefore an extremely extroverted collection of curls and waves, reminiscent of a soft thick fabric and not of hard glaze. Seen from the front, the sofa appears distorted in perspective: just like the furniture pieces in the warm, colorful interiors that Dolz paints, the depth of which is just not quite right. Nowadays Het Heerenhuys is a wedding location, so the artwork will be depicted in many wedding photos.
Dora Dolz (Barcelona, 1941 - Rotterdam, 2008) has been making colorful, monumental ceramic vases and furniture since the late 1970s. She incorporated fan shapes, fruit and shell shapes into her work. She baked all the details of her ceramic objects separately, after which she assembled them. In 1993, Dora Dolz received the Judith Leyster Prize; an important biennial prize for female artists.