Lampe Berger Oil Lamps first began in Paris, France in 1898 in the dispensary
of a Parisian pharmacist, Maurice Berger. Trying to find a process to purify the
air, he discovered the Lampe Berger Oil Lamps by looking for the beneficial
effect of the catalytic combustion of a specific product, ozoalcohol, and he
filed the patent for a "new lamp system for purifying the air".
Thus the Lampe Berger was born, along with its unique and constantly improved
process that has proven its efficacy over time.
Although initially it was used only by the medical world for its
antibacterial powers, the Lampe Berger Lamp came to interest the greatest
designers of the time: Lalique, Galle, the Daum crystal glass works and Baccarat
. . . The Lampe Berger became a feature at the salons of the Belle Epoque, and
the oil lamp developed a new function, adding fragrance – for scented oils that
made Lampe Berge even more popular.
Today, whether in simple styles and materials, or dressed up by the great
contemporary designers, the Lampe Berger is still equally as famous and its
secret is still equally as famous and its secret is passed down from generation
History provided by Lampe Berge Paris