David Stravitz has designed, invented and developed a wide variety of consumer products — audio, video and photographic accessories, crafting devices, hardware, office products, baby, adult and medical waste containment systems, baby safety products 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 198 awarded patents and others are still in pending status. Stravitz sold the molded plastic consumer office products division of his company to Newell Rubbermaid (Ticker:NWL) and later that year he sold his RTA furniture division to SAFCO OFFICE PRODUCTS a major manufacturer of office products.
Mr. Stravitz is the creator/inventor 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 PurePail diaper pail system (28 issued 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 baby, pets, adult and medical areas.
His latest basket of inventions relates to toddler furniture with tip resisting technology and accessories that prevent dressers and TVs from being tipped over, as well as new and improved patented safety learn to walk embodiments. His new companies are Dooli Products Inc. (diaper and pet pails) and Thoughtful Furniture Inc. consisting of a patented line of innovations that keep children safe.
His deep interest in photography led him to the discovery of 500 8×10 negatives of old New York from the 1900s 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).
His interest in photography coupled with Covid restrictions, has inspired him to begin to paint a vast assortment of acrylics on canvas as well as mixed media involving combining his prior photos with that of acrylics. You can see a small sampling of this on the website. Naturally, as he progressed, the canvas increased in size and the subject matter became more varied and complicated. As with his photos and his inventions, Mr. Stravitz prides himself in his choice of subject matter.