The Uccello Story
Imagine how you would feel if someone told you that you could not do something. How would you feel?
This was the case for Andy DePetra in early 2011. Diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and overtime it was his body telling him that he could no longer do things. Thing like making his cup of coffee in the morning.
Andy is originally from Italy and enjoys fine coffee. But since his diagnosis, he had more and more difficulty with lifting a kettle full of water to make it. He grew frustrated (like many of us would) and turned his thoughts to how others in his position handle this.
Having found no other viable options, Andy turned his focus on designing a kettle that would ease the struggle and enable people to maintain their independence.
Andy loved Italian design and featured its shape on a small bird – also known as Uccello in Italian. The little bird (our Uccello Kettle) safely rotates on its arc to deliver boiling water without causing any unwanted weight or pressure on the user.
It’s thanks to Andy and his creative design of the Uccello Kettle that we have been able to help impact the lives of nearly 300,000 people. That is 300,000 people who feel safer and more independent at home.