Standing under a hot shower in the mornings has become a normal part of our day. And most people won’t even give a second thought to the fact that the daily bath or shower hasn’t always been part of our normal washing routine. In fact, seen from a historical perspective the private shower routine is fairly new. It wasn’t until around the year 1900 that the bathroom began to make its way into Danish middle-class homes. In 1940, a third of all Danish households had a bathroom, and only later did private bathing facilities become the norm in apartments in the bigger cities, where most residents made extensive use of the city’s bathing establishments.
Development has been strong in recent years: In the twenty years from 1990 to 2010, the number of Danish homes with two bathrooms increased by as much as 43 percent, according to figures from Statistics Denmark.
Today, soft fabrics are also part of
our modern bathing routine,
which is not only about getting clean,
but just as much about well-being.