Italian-born founder and inventor Andy De Petra came to Australia at a young age, bringing with him an inherent knowledge of quality craftsmanship and design, and a love for coffee. As a young man, Andy was driven by inventing and innovating. As he entered his working life he lent his passions to business ideas and products, including designing a vertical blind cleaner that he used in his own cleaning business.
Diagnosed with arthritis in 2011 it became a challenge for Andy to complete everyday tasks. Frustrated with the difficulty lifting a kettle full of water to make his morning coffee he turned his thoughts to others in similar situations and questioned how they managed their physical disablements. On finding that there were no options, he focused his efforts on designing a kettle that would ease the struggle and enable people to maintain their independence.
Reflecting its resemblance to a small bird along with the fluid motion when pouring, the Kettle was named ‘uccello’, Italian for bird.