In the late 1980s, Sam Farber stood in the kitchen making an apple tart with his wife Betsey. As he watched her peel the apples, he realized she was in pain – her arthritis flaring up with each stroke of her hand. So he decided to design a vegetable peeler that would be comfortable for people like Betsey.
That product turned into Oxo – the multimillion-dollar housewares company whose ergonomic, rubber-handled gadgets are loved by home cooks everywhere. Sam may not have realized it at the time, but it turns out that a kitchen gadget designed for people with special needs was actually more comfortable for nearly every user.Continue Reading