H.C Andersen (1895-1875) was a prolific Danish author, writing across mediums and genres, though mostly known for his fairy tales. Andersen’s work consists of 156 stories published in more than nine volumes. He’s been translated into more than 125 languages and his stories have become an entrenched part of Western culture. A writer of abounding output, some of his most famous fairy tales include: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen and Thumbelina. Andersen’s stories are marked by lessons of integrity and resilience, palatable for younger readers as well as for mature audiences. His stories have been adapted into plays, animated and live-action feature films, and continue to inspire a multitude of cultural products.
The conception and design behind our bookends stem from Swedish renowned industrial designer, Jan Landqvist and are made in the small town of Gnosjö in the south of Sweden.
Portrait – 15×15 cm
Base – 10×15 cm