Tampere is such a rock and roll city that even our sausages are black!

I wanted to be a carpenter to find a balance, a contrast to music by doing something concrete. For me expressing myself, creating something, is important. The preparation and working on something are a great way to calm down.

I’m really happy about the fact that nowadays things are built and prepared in Finland too. That there are individual choices in interior design and making clothes. There was a dip, but now it seems like people also really want fabric made in Finland. I wish that in the furniture side of things, there would be more choices too. More choice would bring credibility to the market.

Tampere, it is so much. It is a home. It is memories. It is friends.

I am obviously very familiar with the music scene here. Tampere has a great amount of live music considering its size.

Location of Tampere is good. It is within easy reach of many places.

Tampere is such a rock and roll city that even our sausages are black!

Torsti “Theon” Mäkinen is a former singer of the band Lovex. He trained to be a carpenter and is now making custom made furniture in his company Baum, that is in Kangasala.