Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) is most likely Sweden’s most renowned film director, who achieved world fame with such films as The Seventh Seal (1957) and Wild Strawberries (1957). He is noted for his versatile camerawork and for his fragmented narrative style, which contribute to his bleak depiction of human loneliness, vulnerability, and torment. In a period when film was once again striving for legitimacy, Bergman demonstrated that film could be something more than entertainment: it could indeed be art.
The idea and design behind the bookends is by the Swedish renowned industrial designer Jan Landqvist and the bookends are made in the small town Gnosjö in the south of Sweden.
Portrait – 15×15 cm
Base – 10×15 cm