Armchair (1999) Dora Dolz

Otto Snoek
About the artwork

Near the roundabout on the Beukelsdijk and Heemraadssingel there is a brightly colored ceramic chair made by artist Dora Dolz (1941-2008) in the grass. Dolz often made chaises lonques or armchairs that invite you to sit or lie on them. By making use of it, the works mark the public space as a place to stay. All her made chairs are different. This one Armchair resembles a throne and has a flared back. The armrests seem to consist of separate elements. Due to the use of color, Dolz furniture is always an eye-catcher. Especially here because of the contrast of the green grass.

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About the artist

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.

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