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 to generation….
History provided by Lampe Berge Paris