The amazing Lampe Berger story begins in 1898 when pharmaceutical dispenser, Maurice Berger, invented a system of diffusion by catalysis to address sepsis in hospitals.
The revolutionary technology, which purifies the air in enclosed rooms, was later adopted for private use, giving birth to the Lampe Berger company.
The little lamp that destroys bad smells saw its apogee during the 1930s, when the Lampe Berger became a collector’s item, each lamp being associated with a designer and major manufacturer such as Cristal de Baccarat, Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Emile Gallé and René Lalique. In the 1950s it featured the creative designs of the top porcelain producers of the day. Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau, Colette and Picasso each had their own Lampe Berger design.
Today the Lampe Berger is distributed in 56 countries and sold in 7,000 retail outlets around the world.
Good to know:
- Regularly tested by an independent laboratory for the presence of benzene, styrene, naphthalene, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde during diffusion
- Internal quality standards for fragrances exceed what is demanded of the European and American pharmacopoeia and by the International Fragrances Association