Behind the Brands | Maison Berger
Discover the story and history behind Maison Berger’s beautiful catalytic air diffusers. The Spring & Autumn Fair team went on the road to Normandy to visit the brand in their newly refurbished fragrance museum to get a first-hand look at what makes their patented 2-part burner system so special and unique. Check out the video now and you can meet Maison Berger at Spring and Autumn Fair, the definitive marketplace for Home and Gift retail.
THE ORIGINS OF MAISON BERGER
With 120 years experience, Maison Berger stands out as a remarkable brand in the domain of home fragrances, bringing you 3 brands: Lampe , Bouquet and Aroma.
It was in 1898, that the amazing Lampe Berger story started. In response to a major preoccupation at that time of sepsis in hospitals – Maurice Berger, a pharmaceutical dispenser, invented a system of diffusion by catalysis, for which he filed a patent. This revolutionary technology, which purifies the air in enclosed rooms, was soon to be applied for private use, giving birth to the Lampe Berger company.
The little lamp which destroys bad smells saw its apogee during the 1930s: fragrance provided the dimension of pleasure; 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, René Lalique, and then the top porcelain producers of the 1950s… Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau, Colette or Picasso each had their own Lampe Berger.
A company which, since then, has always continued to develop and reinvent itself in order to be more than ever present for people living in the 21st century. Using highly qualifies perfumers to create beautiful and complex aromas, each with a head note, heart note and base note, Maison Berger has ensured that their fragrances are exciting and ever-present.
With over 5 million litres of fragrances and 800,000 lamps sold every year around the world, Lampe Berger is still a huge success, over a century after it was invented.