Established in 1990, New York?based OXO is a manufacturer of kitchen utensils, offices supplies, and housewares. The business began when the founder noticed his wife, who had mild arthritis, was having difficulty gripping ordinary kitchen tools; embracing the philosophy of Universal Design, which means the design of products usable by as many people as possible, he saw an opportunity to create more comfortable cooking tools and the business was launched. Today the company remains dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier and markets goods under the Good Grips? brand. Products include thoughtfully designed and ergonomically correct kitchen tools and gadgets such as egg slicers, egg beaters and can openers; kitchen storage solutions including coffee, tea and food containers; household storage and cleaning solutions such as hampers, shower caddies and sweep sets; innovative housewares and household helpers.