We have some incredibly exciting news to share about two of our Edison Nation community members! Many of you may remember a search we hosted in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond® titled “Students of Invention,” which called for new dorm room product ideas.
From that search we are excited to announce that two inventors, Stephanie Boynton and Jonathan C. Smith, have had their product ideas selected, developed, and will see them launch in select Bed Bath & Beyond stores this August!
Stephanie’s Gearbox Deluxe Bedside Caddy — a pocket-sized bedroom storage organizer — was a bit of a labor of love for the California mom and professional prototype designer/maker who loves to stay organized:
“I am an organizer by nature and my daughter is a college student. I would tell my daughter ‘I have a surprise for you!’ and she would reply ‘It’s an organizer isn’t it?!’ I live to organize, and I am always on the lookout for a better way to pack and store things, so I took advantage of this opportunity to create!
I wanted to develop an innovative way to create more storage within the confines of a dorm room and its restrictions. I am beyond thrilled that my product will now debut!”
For Jonathan, a Nashville, TN resident and Industrial Designer, his Bed Lifts — unique, dual-functioning bed risers, which feature a built-in AC outlet and USB charger — was birthed from his personal experiences during his college dorm room days:
“While in college I lived at the same dorm for all three years, including most summers. Having the same room each year meant I accumulated a lot of things. Space is a premium in college dorms and I needed a way to create more space in my room, while not changing the dynamic of the space too dramatically. I recalled seeing bed risers at Bed Bath & Beyond and thought that they would be perfect, so I picked up a pair and they provided me with an extra 12cuft. of space under my bed. While this was a great solution, I also wanted to make them more functional. When I saw the Edison Nation Bed Bath & Beyond search, I decided to dust off this concept and submit it.”
Stephanie and Jonathan’s products will be available as a part of the “back-to-school” merchandise lineup in select Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com.
Please join us in a HUGE congratulations to both Stephanie and Jonathan!
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