Sabi Space wins ICFF Award
Chosen among more than 600 exhibitors to take the Editors Kitchen and Bath Award, 2014
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...
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...
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...
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...
May 21, 2014
Assaf Wand continues to focus on delivering quality products to aging consumers with his Sabi Space line. Read more...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.