Tom & Nipa

Touko Laaksonen meets Veli “Nipa” Mäkinen in 1953, who is to become his great love and life partner for 28 years. The Laaksonen family was fond of Nipa and never asked questions about the two mens’ relationship; Nipa was always referred to as Touko’s “room-mate”.

Nipa and Tom

The equal marriage law comes into effect on 1st March 2017 in Finland.

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Touko Laaksonen: The Man Behind Tom of Finland

Salon Dahlmann and Galerie Judin present

Touko Laaksonen: The Man Behind Tom of Finland

28th January – April/May 2017
Berlin

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