Yuyu Story

Timeline of the YuYu Journey

1500s 1500s

Bed Warmers are invented, the concept from which the hot water bottle is derived.

1903 1903

Slavoljub Eduard Penkala patents & invents the common day square rubber hot water bottle.

2011 2011

Richard Yu registers a design for a long hot water bottle. The design is registered in forty-two countries around the world. Six months later Richard Yu is granted the design in ALL countries, becoming the first person in history, to register a long hot water bottle. He calls his invention the YuYu Bottle.

2012 2012

YuYu bottle launches exclusively in Harrods, London. The YuYu, then only selling in 100% cashmere, sold ten units on its first day. Without any marketing or PR, the YuYu Bottle reached the top twenty best sellers list within just fourteen weeks of launch.

2013 2013

YuYu stockists grow and can be found in over thirty UK stores and many more globally.

2014 2014

YuYu received the UK's 'Highly Commended' Gift of the Year award.

YuYu collaborates with the beautiful Rocco Forte hotel group and makes covers for their hotel the Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt. YuYu signs its first UK hotel partnership with the stunning 5 star hotel, Claridges.

2015 2015

YuYu launches in Selfridges lingerie department.

YuYu is selected by the Royal Collection online store.

YuYu partners with the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, enhancing the guest experience by being presented in-room, on the terraces and offered as gifts.

2016 2016

The Ritz Carlton in Green Park and The Four Seasons Hyde Park partner with YuYu Bottle and design bespoke covers for both Spas and in-room services.

Furthermore, YuYu expands its beautiful fabric range with quintessentially British textile brand Liberty of London for a vibrant new autumn/winter collection. Visit the shop to see more.

Early 2017 Early 2017

In the Summer of 2017 we were thrilled to be asked to supply Highgrove House and Gardens, the private residence of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

In the same season we were ever so proud to be part of the reopening of the prestigious Hotel de Crillon in Paris. Guests can now request a YuYu from housekeeping and make their stay that little bit warmer!

Late 2017 Late 2017

In October 2017, the YuYu set sail for the demanding Japanese market. By February 2018 the YuYu became available in over 55 of Japan’s leading department stores. Yu means hot water in Japanese!

In December 2017 the Berkeley Hotel in London joined in with a beautiful bespoke range of covers.

2018 2018

In January 2018 we were contacted by Whole Foods to create a beautiful range of YuYus for their stores in the UK. YuYu is 100% in line with the Whole Foods mission statement of "Building a business in which high standards permeate all aspects of our company... Quality and state of mind."

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