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    This Old House

    Bloomberg Business
    March 5, 2015
    By: Margaret Collins


    Sabi... is selling a line of mirrors, shelving, and grab bars that are ergonmic, attractive, and easy to assemble. Read more...


    All-Ages Bathroom Organization

    Lonny magazine
    February 20, 2015
    By: Irene Edwards


    Streamlined, affordable, and easy to install, the Sabi Space system is nothing short of revolutionary. Read more...


    The New Cooper Hewitt

    The New Yorker
    December 12, 2014
    By: Alexandra Lange


    [Sabi products are] familiar and everyday products, tweaked to make them easier, more flexible, and "smarter". Read more...


    The Best Wallet-Draining Housewares of 2014

    FastCo Design
    December 15, 2014
    By: Carey Dunne


    One of Wand's goals for Sabi Space was to make it as accessible to a 60-year-old woman as it is appealing to young apartment renters. Read more...


    Universally Easy Bathroom Accessories Ideal for Renovators of All Ages

    November 12, 2014
    By: Kelsey Keith


    Dwell spoke with Sabi co-founder Assaf Wand and designer Jon Marshall of MAP (a Barber Osgerby offshoot) to get the scoop on research and development, and the gap in the market for universal design. Read more...


    Mirror by MAP for Sabi

    dwell Special Issue - Editors Essentials Buyer's Sourcebook
    Winter 2014


    Not only is it irresistibly cute, Sabi's Mirror is also designed for universal use. Read more...


    Rental Case

    November 2014
    By: Deb Perelman


    Geared to multigenerational users, the 13-piece line includes mirrors, hooks, a towel bar, caddies and shelves. Read more...


    Baby Boomer Bathroom

    Metropolis Magazine
    September 2014
    By: Avinash Rajagopal


    The Sabi Space System is a sleek bathroom solution that plays both to millennials and the aging. Read more...

  • Bathroom Accessories with Better Functionality

    Azure Magazine
    July 11, 2014
    By: Elizabeth Pagliacolo


    Unlike most bathroom add-ons geared to an older demographic, these smart-looking items – including Hold, a circular grab bar in silicone that doubles as a towel hanger and bears no likeness to those ubiquitous grab bars in the shape of steel brackets – have a broad appeal. Read more...


  • Watch: ICFF 2014 [Video] 

    Design Milk
    June 2, 2014
    By: Jaime Derringer


    After three days of walking the aisles of ICFF, they created a video with some of their favorites from the show. See Sabi Space at the 4:25 mark. Watch now.


  • Sabi previews bathroom accessories range by Barber and Osgerby's MAP

    May 30, 2014

    MAP's ethnographic research, initially intended to identify product opportunities for older users, resulted in the unexpected creation of range with much wider appeal, particularly for "generation rent". Read more...


  • An Ingenious Design Solution for an Aging America

    May 28, 2014
    By: Liz Stinson 


    Just as Oxo did for kitchen accessories, Sabi is betting that great design for the elderly, if done right, will naturally become a must-have product for the young because its many functional benefits. Read more...


  • Functional and Artistic Wall Coverings Are Becoming a New Staple in the Home

    May 26, 2014
    By: Dave Pinter 

    Sabi Space was designed with the rental tenant in mind and requires no holes to be drilled. A panel on the each package serves as a layout template to test fit and locate a piece prior to installation. Read more...


  • Bathroom Accessories Designed for Baby Boomers, Stylish Enough for Millenials

    FastCo Design
    May 21, 2014
    By:Margaret Rhodes 

    Assaf Wand continues to focus on delivering quality products to aging consumers with his Sabi Space line. Read more...

  • Sabi: Bringing Innovation to a Forgotten Category Inc. Magazine April 23, 2014

    By: Issie Lapowsky;

    Assaf Wand tapped some of the nation's top designers to redefine products for seniors. It was long overdue.


  • Best Bets: April 7-20, 2014 New York Magazine April 6, 2014

    By: Jessica Silvester

    Are canes the new monocole?


  • VIDEO - New Generation of tech innovations aims to help elders stay healthy and connected March 20, 2014

    By: PBS NewsHour

    Most of us think of start-up companies as primarily focused on younger customers for their business, but some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs see opportunities with a very different demographic. They are designing innovative products for seniors and their caregivers... Some, like Sabi, are redesigning products used by seniors like canes and pill boxes.

    Watch here.

  • Modern Well-Being February 2014

    By: Paul Makovsky

    Sabi ROAM canes marry ergonomic functionality with aesthetics and premium materials. They are available in three models—Classic, Luxe, and Sport (shown)—and several color options.


  • Young Startups Serving Seniors December 25, 2013

    By: Nellie Bowles

    Assaf Wand's company makes canes and other products that he wants to be hip-looking. "Products for older people are so gray, dull, and boring," he says.


  • Young tech entrepreneurs develop products for seniors December 16, 2013

    By: Nellie Bowles

    After seeing his stylish grandmother struggle with the drab pillboxes available to her, Assaf Wand founded Sabi, which makes a line of elegant pillboxes, bright and hip-looking canes and, soon, home-based products.


  • A New Golden Age for Cane Design? December 2, 2013

    By: Sara Hendren

    Auction houses will still sell you exquisite canes from the late 19th and early 20th century. They often feature ornate carved wood or engraved silver, with all manner of designs and images on their handles. For those who aren't antiques enthusiasts, however, canes have been bereft of much contemporary design imagination. Until recently, that is.


  • Design with Purpose November 19, 2013

    By: Marta Janek

    Amazing canes made by Sabi (formerly known as OMHU) is the quintessence of good taste and originality. They are meant not only for seniors, but also for athletes, modern dandies and celebrities.


  • Design Space: Sabi's safer pill-cutter October 23, 2013

    By: Clare Dowdy

    US-based Sabi focuses on redesigning objects in everyday use, including many used by older people. It gave US design company Fuseproject the task of creating a pill-cutter, called Split (initially known as Chop), that would be easier to use.


  • The Entrepreneurs, 104 (Monocle 24) Radio Show October 9, 2013


    Monocle's business show aimed at people who run their own company - or want to introduces the man behind Palo Alto-based start-up, Sabi.

    Listen here

  • Upward Mobility: These Colorful Canes Have Class October 3, 2013

    By: Margaret Rhodes

    Sabi, the cheery line of products for the aging set, introduces walking sticks with a touch of the skate scene.


  • Sabi looks to break ground with line of modern, stylized pill organizers June 4, 2013

    By: Jason Owen;

    A startup company is looking to broaden its distribution reach offering a bevy of new health-and-wellness organizers and accessories with a unique, modernized look.


  • Sabi - Simple & Stylish Storage Solutions for Your Vitamins April 2, 2013

    By: Stephanie Dickison;

    The truly awe-inspiring designsof the Vivacity Line allow you to keep your meds and vitamins stored properly whether you're at home or on the road.


  • Sabi: The Israeli Brand that makes Pill Containers Cool April 14, 2013


    What's in a pill container? Not sex appeal, most of us would argue. Assaf Wand, however, thinks differently.



  • 6 Clutter-Busting Products March 2013

    By: Tracey Neithercott

    Keeping track of medical information - prescriptions, insurance explanation of benefits, and so on - can create a lot of clutter in your life. Chances are, you're going to need some help keeping it all organized... Sabi Folio stores a week's worth of daytime and nighttime medications.


  • 6 Startup Lessons from Designers at Pinterest, Fuseproject, and Behance
    January 23, 2013


    "The work of design is not to skin stuff, says Yves Béhar of fuseproject. “It’s not to put a nice dumb box around whatever is inside. It’s the whole conception. Design should deliver the whole ecosystem." Béhar refuses jobs that entail styling products, opting instead to work as a partner to design innovative and award-winning products like the Jawbone headset, Sabi (a line of ergonomic wares for the aging), PayPal Here, and Ouya and its video game console.



  • Q&A with Assaf Wand, Owner of Sabi
    November 2012


    Assaf Wand founded Palo Alto-based design brand Sabi in 2009, specialising in health and wellness products for the over-fifties.



  • Upstart Designers Aim for Ageless Products October 8, 2012


    Some time in the past three decades, light switches got flatter and wider. In many buildings, the familiar "toggle" switches gave way to "rocker" switches that are easier to grasp in the dark and require less precise movement to turn on and off.


  • Sabi in gearculture September 2012


    Whether on medication, or you need to take your daily dose of multi vitamin tablets, the Sabi Grande Carafe is the perfect way to do so on the go.


  • Sabi in DESIGN
    August/September 2012


    Check out the artile on Sabi in this bimonthly pub out of Taiwan.


  • CEO of Sabi Assaf Wand on m.o.
    August 27, 2012


    For Assaf Wand, a serial entrepreneur, the creation of Sabi has been marked by a fascinating journey from the high-tech to low-tech world. Having first established a solid online e-commerce presence, Assaf is now moving the business offline into the retail market – a fascinating and challenging transition.


  • CEO of Sabi Assaf Wand on Boomer and the Babe Radio Show
    August 7, 2012


    Assaf Wand is founder of Sabi.com, a new health and wellness start-up company that prides itself on creating super-cool, well-designed and highly functional "aging assistance" products for the early-to-mid Boomer crowd.

    Listen to the show...

  • Core 77 2012 Design Award
    July 17, 2012


    Sabi delivered a beautiful, classic product design in response to pill portability problems. A family of containers accommodated for the wide cariety of use cases aptly.


  • Sabi: Helping your medicine cabinet look hipJune 25, 2012

    By: Cathy Hamilton

    I've always said that the companies who figure out how to make aging cool will win baby boomers' hearts in the end (or, better yet, a decade or two before the end.)


  • לוקח כסף מההורים
    June 17, 2012


    מה הוליד המפגש בין אסף ונד, בוגר מקינזי, למעצב העל האמריקאי איב בהר?


  • Sabi
    June 10, 2012


    I get absolutely thrilled to discover products that elevate every day necessary items in terms of form, function and design elegance.


  •  Things I Can't Live Without May 29, 2012


    Assaf Wand founded the Palo-Alto, California-based Sabi to make health and lifestyle products that would appeal to image-conscious baby boomers.


  • Design for the Ages
    May 14, 2012


    The Japanese word Sabi can be translated as the beauty, serenity, and/or grace that comes with age and the passing of time. It finds the extraordinary in the everyday and celebrates modesty in profound simplicity.p>


  • Sabi Travel Vitamin Folio Review
    May 4, 2012


    I am so looking forward to some travels this spring and summer! Being mostly home through the winter with a newborn, I need a change of pace. Thanks to Sabi I will have a way of taking along our dily vitamin regimen no matter where we go.


  • Yves Behar Designs Cool Products for Pill Poppers April 16, 2012


    I don't need to tell you that the United States healthcare system is an ugly, complicated mess. Well, Israeli expat Assaf Wand founded

    Sabi and while he can't battle our broken insurance industry, he is working to inject some style and simplicity into the ways we take our medicine.


  • Yves Behar and Assaf Wand Do a Sleek Take on Baby Boomer Staples April 16, 2012

    By: Margaret Rhodes

    Sabi - a Japanese term for beauty that comes with age - is the collaborative brainchild of entrepreneur Assaf Wand and Fuseproject's Yves Behar. By shaking the stigma out of the pharmaceutical aisle, the duo is reaching the largest (and most underserved) demographic.


  • The Story of Assaf Wand, Sabi's Founder December 2, 2013


    We like to talk about design that comes from people's needs. That's what we've always taught at SID: industrial design has to answer to the customer's needs. Today we meet Sabi, a young company which aims to give value to our daily lives through design.


  • Buckminster Fuller: Utopia Rising March 30, 2012


    Fuseproject FounderYves Behar on the enduring legacy of the original architect-philosopher. Glass domes, pill dispensers and Jambox speakers are arrayed along a cutout of the San Francisco coast in photographer Frank Hulsbomer's still-life constructions paying homage to vanguard design dreamers R. Buckminster Fuller and Yves Behar.


  • Redefine Pills with the Sabi Vivacity Line March 29, 2012


    The Sabi Vivacity Line brings the ability to crush and store pills, and enables you to travel with them anywhere and have a water bottle handy.


  • Sabi by Fuseproject March 29, 2012


    Sabi is a nicely designed medication management system designed by Fuseproject.



  • 23 Ways to Restore Order March 13, 2012


    No matter what craziness your meds remedy, a sleek pill holster looks sane.


  • Sabi – Solving Patience Adherence Through Design
    February 14, 23, 2012

    By: Lukas Zinnagl

    We’ve just learned that patient’s adherence is one of the biggest problems today’s healthcare system is facing – and it is clearly a neglected one. Now there are several ways how one can improve aherence and compliance. One of them is through design. As you probably know, we are big fans of design here at MedCrunch and always seek new shiny objects and concepts that are small elements of a next-gen hospital or just make our daily lives more aesthetic.


  • Prescription for Vivacity February 14, 2012

    By: Aileen Kwun

    Staying healthy isn’t simple in the modern age. Recent studies report that roughly half of the adults in the United States consume prescription medicine, vitamins, or dietary supplements, a statistic made more significant by the estimate that six in ten baby boomers will be managing multiple chronic conditions by the year 2030.


  • Pill Pop February 17, 2012


    Meet Sabi, a new company that is looking “to transform life’s small tasks into moments of joy” though better designed lifestyle and wellness products.


  • Yves Behar January 25, 2012

    By: Yves Behar

    Sabi, a creator of health and wellness products, has released a new line of health accessories, the “ Vivacity Line. Designed by Yves Behar of Fuse Project, the new line is meant to enhance the user’s everyday experience by creating products that are easy to access. The products are blue and white, more discrete than prescription containers, and has a variety of storage options so pills won’t get mixed up.


  • Sabi Pill Boxes (and more) by fuseproject February 13, 2012


    San Francisco-based designer Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject have partnered with Sabi, a new health and wellness brand to bring high design and functionality to an overlooked market: medication and pill management products. Design-minded folks want to look good while feeling good, after all.


  • A Spoonful of Style Makes the Medicine Go Down: Sabi Brand Name ReviewFebruary 2, 2012

    By: Eunice Park

    People over 50 account for 67 percent of America’s consumption…only 5 pecent of marketing spending is geared toward them. And if you look within that 5 percent, 92 percent of it is pharmaceuticals and financial products.”


  • Former Ice.com executive will manage e-commerce for an e-retail startup February 2, 2012

    By: Dan Davis

    Pinny Gniwisch, formerly executive vice president of marketing at online jewelry retailer Ice.com Inc., has accepted the same position at Sabi, a manufacturer and online retailer of such health-related products as medicine organizers and pill crushers. Sabi just began selling online in January.


  • Yves Behar’s Latest Project Is Just What the Doctor Ordered January 30, 2012

    By: Stephanie Murg

    Sure to boost compliance in double-blinded clinical trials the world over are these streamlined pill keepers from Sabi, a new company that is looking “to transform life’s small tasks into moments of joy” through lifestyle and wellness products designed by Yves Behar and his Fuseproject team.


  • Sabi by Yves Behar January 27, 2012

    By: Yves Behar

    Sabi by Yves Behar Designed by the Swiss-born, San Francisco-based designer Yves Béhar and his team at fuseproject, the products marry superb functionality with simplicity in order to make life’s most basic to-do’s — from taking daily vitamins to taking out the trash — both more engaging and more enjoyable. The company’s first collection is Vivacity, a line of accessories for medication and pill management. Future collections — in the household and travel spaces — will be released in the coming months.


  • Fuseproject and Assaf Wand Launch New Brand Sabi January 25, 2012


    San Francisco designer Yves Behar of fuseproject along with entrepreneur Assaf Wand launched a new venture that creates “lifesytle and wellness products designed to transform life’s small tasks into moments of joy.” Sabi, a health and wellness brand, brings high design and functionality to an overlooked market: medication and pill management products. While today a wide range of people focus on living healthier lives, from boomers to women taking prenatal supplements, there are only low quality and lesser designed products available to them.


  • How Aging is Becoming (Surprise!) Sexy January 26, 2012

    By: Michael Hodin

    What was most remarkable about last week’s Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood – that impossibly trendy and ever-cool mecca of glitz and youth – was the age of so many of its winners. Best director: Martin Scorsese, age 69. Best actress: Meryl Streep, age 62. Best supporting actress: Jessica Lange, age 62. Best screenplay: Woody Allen, age 76. Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, age 82. Then there was the lifetime achievement award given to the vital and ever-present Morgan Freeman, age 72.


  • Easy Does It January 24, 2012


    Vivacity Line is a new range of products, designed by Yves Béhar, aimed at making medication management products look less sterile and cheap. A new California-based company Sabi recently launched with a series of well-designed health and wellness products aimed at transforming “life’s small tasks into moments of joy”.


  • The Weekend Guide January 26, 2012


    Taking pills can make you feel like one. This new collection of cases, organizers, and more ($9-$30) has a streamlined look that is anything but stressful.
    Why: The Grande Carafe smartly combines a water bottle with a compartmented top for storing vitamins.
    Where: Online at


  • Designer Pill Containers January 24, 2012


    Baby boomers are finally getting their design due in the form of Vitality for Sabi. Vitality is a new line of pill boxes, crushers and carriers from designer Yves Behar of fuseproject. The new line aims to remove the stigma against regimental medicating by giving pill boxes a sleek and modern look.


  • Design and Health Coming Together January 25, 2012

    By: Ian Cunningham

    There’s no reason your pill bottle can’t be cool. A new company has reinterpreted that staple of daily health, turning it into a series of sleek, functional and downright sexy looking replacements. As the designers say, they are removing the negative connotations with easier to use forms.


  • Clever, cool, age-friendly products for ageing boomers January 23, 2012

    By: Kim Walker

    The first products are a smart range of pill containers.

    US-based Sabi’s first products, launched here on January 19, are designed to be discreet and simple to open, even with an ailment such as arthritis. Pill containers with a non-obvious grip, so that weak hands can better grasp a bottle. The bright blue accents point to where to open a case or a jar. And the shapes of the lids not only look pretty, but also are carefully calibrated at angles that allow them to be opened with a simple flick of the thumb, rather than a painful twist of the wrist.


  • Sabi Launches First Line of Health Products Designed by Yves Behar January 21, 2012

    By: Levent Ozler

    Sabi, a new Palo Alto-based company, launched with a line of lifestyle and wellness products designed to transform life’s small tasks into moments of joy. Designed by Swiss-born, San Francisco-based designer Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject, Sabi products marry superb functionality with simplicity in order to make life’s most basic to do’s-from taking daily vitamins to taking out the trash-both more engaging and more enjoyable.


  • Sabi Vitality Collection January 20, 2012

    By: Alec Banks

    From fuseproject founder Yves Béhar, who is most known for his work on the “XO” laptop for the One Laptop per Child program, comes the Sabi Vitality Collection – a line of medication vessels aimed at bringing beauty and efficiency to an everyday necessity.


  • Intelligently designed wellness products from fuseproject founder Yves Béhar January 19, 2012

    By: Josh Rubin

    Yves Béhar of fuseproject, the design mind behind the “XO” laptop for the One Laptop per Child program, Jawbone UP and Jambox, comes Sabi, a line of medication vessels aimed at bringing beauty and efficiency to an everyday necessity.


  • Start-up designs hip health gear for aging Baby Boomers January 19, 2012

    By: Reena Jana

    Canal Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown is known for its peddlers of faux designer handbags and watches, but in the midst of this scene, on the corner of Canal and Broadway, sits a design studio known for its highly original products.


  • Everyday Design: fuseproject & Assaf Wand Launch Sabi – Exclusive Q&A with Yves Behar January 19, 2012


    Yves Bhar and entrepreneur Assaf Wand are pleased to announce a new venture called Sabi, a forthcoming line of lifestyle and welllness products designed to transform lifes small tasks into moments of joy.” The first collection of products captures the essence of this design philosophy: “Vitality” is a line of accessories for medication and pill management.


  •  Yves Behar Launches High Design Medication Brand January 19, 2012


    San Francisco based design agency fuseproject has launched a new health and wellness brand called Sabi. The agency run by Yves Behar is aiming to bring “high design and functionality” to what they say is an overlooked market: medication and pill management products.


  • Vitality by fuseproject for Sabi January 19. 2012


    San Francisco designer Yves Behar of fuseproject has designed a range of pill containers for new brand launched today.


  • 5 Innovation Lessons From a Breakthrough Brand Aimed at Aging Americans January 19, 2012

    By: Cliff Kuang

    To create Sabi, a McKinsey-trained former VC paired with all-star designer Yves Behar. Their process offers lessons about finding a good business opportunity and a monumental change in American life.


  • Pill Organizers Pretty Enough to Come Out of the Cabinet January 18, 2012

    By: Tim McKeough

    Hoping to remedy an everyday annoyance — the management of medications and vitamins — the health and wellness company Sabi has developed a range of products.