Dutch Atlantis, Breda
Designer: Izhar Cohen
Location: Sonsbeeck swimming baths, Breda
Client: Breda city council
Material: glazed tiles
Technique: stencil technique
Dimensions: tile scene measuring 2 x 14 m, each tile 1 x 2 m.
Breda city council asked the illustrator Izhar Cohen to design a 2 x 14 m scene in tiles for the Sonsbeeck swimming complex. We transferred his design, called ‘Dutch Atlantis’, onto the tiles using a stencil technique. Amongst other things this meant that for each colour a stencil had to be cut by hand. The tile scene had to be incorporated into the existing tiling, which meant that all the colours for the work had to be developed anew.