One of the special specificities of Finland is both its love for design and for second hand things. Scandinavia in general is known for its tasteful low key design, and Finnish interior decor is no exception. Wandering Helsinki is also a marvel for any vintage lover! It's not a surprise, that this week's pick is Roomage, an awesome vintage interior store in Kamppi neighborhood.

The story starts in September 2013 when owner Kimmo Pohjapelto opened a webstore and small showroom in Kruununhaka. He'd been working before that in a tv production company but was slowly starting to dream about doing something different for himself. As he'd always been collecting vintage stuff from his travels and as his home was starting to fill up with his treasures, he decided to rent a small storage space which made him want to start collecting more things. At some point he realized he could try doing it for a living:
Basically I'm just hunting for cool new stuff all the time. I try to find something new every week of course, but I rarely know what a new week will bring for me! My vision is to keep the selection interesting and ecletic.
Entering Roomage is like a real treasure hunt. Everything is thoughtfully and tastefully arranged.

At InsideOut Helsinki we cherish having fun when decorating your interiors. or as Kimmo puts it :  

Trust your instinct, go with gut feeling. Be playful.

The main inspiration for Roomage are the good old times. Original furniture from eras going from American or Danish 50s design to 80s inspiration, influenced by traveling but also books and popular culture, as well as underground culture.

The store also has a lot of cool industrial vintage things, which is quite unique here in Helsinki. As Kimmo explains: 
 There's a lot of [things] made to look old/fake industrial stuff (...) but for me it [should be] about authenticity.

Here at Inside Out Helsinki, we not only are in love with Kimmo's findings, but also appreciate Roomage's excellent customer service.

=> Good to know :  Roomage's main focus is its webstore, with custom-made deliveries and interaction with each client.  

Further information:
Address: Kalevankatu 31 A 6 (2nd floor), 00100 Helsinki
Opening hours: Wed-Fri: 12-6pm
Phone: +358 50 374 6164


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