Sam Farber redesigned OXO good grips, inspired by his wife's arthritis
Although the inspiration for the Good Grips range was his wife’s arthritis, entrepreneur Sam Farber not only made a beautiful product specifically helping older adults, but has been successful in meeting everyday needs for everyone
In light of his passing, Sam Farber's work and impact will live on. His story was a tale that was told in many different design classes at my program about thinking and empathizing with others that we can takeaway for this challenge. He worked with Smart Design and created several products. He also brought attention to our basic human need as we get older, which benefited everyone and won several awards.
NYTimes article, "Farber knew housewares — he had founded Copco, a maker of brightly colored enameled cast-iron cookware, in 1960 and run the company before selling it in 1982. He immediately discerned a gap in the market: kitchen devices that were as comfortable as they were functional, designed not only for cooks with hand problems but for all cooks."