Maison Berger Paris Brand, 125 years of history
It all began with a good intention: that of Maurice Berger, pharmacy dispenser, who at the end of the 19th century wanted to purify the air in hospital rooms.
An innovative process was born, a system of diffusion via catalysis, which did not disguise odours, but actually destroyed them. Lampe Berger was a unique French creation with a patented technique thanks to its catalytic burner, which still today offers unrivalled perfuming quality.
Then came the meeting with the world of art, the attention of celebrities, who widely acclaimed this innovative object, and its interpretation by well-known designers.
And lastly, the start of a new chapter.
The lampe Berger: from function to style
The dawn of the 20th century spotlighted the Art Nouveau period, when the beautiful and the useful came together, when art became a daily immersion.Propelled by the creativity of the era, the vision of a generation, of Coco, Picasso or Cocteau, Lampe Berger was promoted from object to icon, from the role of purifying the atmosphere to that of creating a mood. It was no longer just an efficient glass bottle, but an elegant exercise in style; it was no longer a matter of just purifying the air, but of diffusing delicate fragrances.The next chapter of the story was already being written.
Maison Berger Paris: a sign of the times
Lampe Berger anticipated a requirement, accompanied an era, foresaw a trend. From an accessory, it became an essential object. It was the preface to 125 years of creation which invited art and technique to interact; the pleasant and the useful to come together.
Then, it became more than a lamp: no longer just a bottle, it also became a candle, a twig, a bouquet. It was in glass or porcelain, and then became wax and wood too.
It is more than an object; it is a Maison, and all of the objects that inhabit it, all the fragrances that dwell within it.
It is Maison Berger Paris.
Maison Berger Paris : 125 years of know-how
In 1898, the concept of purified air was born, accompanied by Lampe Berger. 120 years of creation followed, always with a quest for excellence and the aim for perfection.
Ideas became realisations, innovations followed research and the Maison was built on the solid foundations of unique know-how and recognised expertise.
Situated in the heart of Normandy, Maison Berger Paris founded a family, built a network, embodied national talent and carried the concept of “made in France” well beyond its frontiers.
Maison Berger Paris has the strength of technical heritage, the sensitivity of creative genius, and the combined ambition of all of its teams.
Maison Berger Paris: a demonstration of french success
Maison Berger Paris is a 100% French company. It boasts the excellence of its greatest perfumers, the French Touch of talented designers, and the expertise of a technical centre based in Limoges.
Maison Berger Paris is a national success story: 150 employees, 800,000 lamps sold per year, 5 million litres of perfume diffused each year.
Maison Berger Paris is also an international success story: 7,000 points of sale in nearly 50 countries; 50 million euros of turnover, of which 80% in export.
Maison Berger Paris : the journey of its success andthe living heritage label
At the dawn of the 20th century, the universe of the arts applauded the object and the public acclaimed the idea. Decoration and the concept became entwined. A hundred or so years later, the brand received the EPV - Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant, or Living Heritage label, which rewards French companies with excellent artisanal and industrial know-how.
Innovative and creative, Maison Berger Paris is in touch with its time. Sensitive and stirring, it continues to win over our emotions. It describes our era with art and refinement; it writes an olfactory score: it sings out top notes, heart notes and bottom notes with timeless elegance.
Resolutely contemporary, with a visionary flair, it is already outlining a future novel for us.