Recognized nationally as one of America’s leading designers, David Stravitz has been awarded numerous mechanical and design patents, copyrights and trademarks. Mr. Stravitz has designed, invented and developed a wide variety of consumer products — audio, video and photographic accessories, crafting devices, hardware, stationary storage, waste management, and the list goes on… His client list over the past thirty years reads like a “Who’s Who” in American business.
His intellectual properties include over 172 awarded and pending patents. In 1999, he sold the molded plastic consumer office products molded plastics division of his company to Newell Rubbermaid, and his RTA furniture division was sold to a conglomerate in 2000.
Mr. Stravitz is the creator/inventor (8 patents) of the successful Munchkin/Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail, which ultimately became the #1 baby diaper pail in odor control with mom’s preferring it 2 to 1 over the Diaper Genie. Since then, he further improved odor control with his recent inventions that are incorporated into the Dooli pail system (22 patents with more on the way). These latest series of inventions have resulted in the introduction of new and improved waste receptacles and patented replacement refills for medical, and consumer, including baby & pets.
His interest in photography led him to the discovery of negatives of old New York from 1910 to 1948, including more than 150 images of the day-by-day construction of the Chrysler Building. He has authored two books resulting from this discovery: “The Chrysler Building, Creating an Icon Day by Day” (Princeton Architectural Press-2002) and “New York, Empire City 1920-1945” (Harry N. Abrams 2004).