Friday, December 28, 2007

George Davison: Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Creative Genius”

George Davison CEO of Davison in Entrepreneur Magazine
Work and play meld seamlessly in Inventionland, where design inspiration leads to productivity. Entrepreneur magazine recognizes George Davison as the “creative genius” behind this surreal, fantastical design facility. Please take a moment to read this month’s “Snapshot” article from Entrepreneur, which focuses on the creative vision of our own CEO and founder.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

George Davison in Pop City Article

George M. Davison in Inventionland Davison CEO and founder George M. Davison was recently featured in an article written by Abby Mendelson for Pop City Media.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The BikeBoard Rolls out on boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

PITTSBURGH, PA. - Kraft Foods is serving the BikeBoard as a compliment to its "cheesiest" product. Last year, the BikeBoard was featured in packaging and advertisements for Kraft Foods' Capri Sun fruit drinks. Now, the BikeBoard is appearing on boxes of Kraft Foods' Macaroni & Cheese.

The BikeBoard's prominence in Kraft's packaging and advertising speaks to the product's success. George Davison, CEO of Davison, is delighted to see the company's product on the back of Kraft's famous blue and yellow boxes. "It just amazes me to see our product there, on a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, illustrated with all of the vibrancy and playfulness that makes it so distinctive," says George Davison.

Davison, a Pittsburgh-based product design company, was responsible for creating this novel product. Southern California native, John Iavarone, came to Davison with an idea for a hybrid sport product that could mimic the sensation of surfing. Iavarone's idea was transformed into reality through Davison's trademarked product development process. This skateboard and bicycle hybrid won an Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America, and was featured in BusinessWeek magazine.

Currently manufactured and distributed by The BikeBoard Company, LLC., the BikeBoard is one of Davison's most popular products. It has sold in various sporting goods and toy store chains and has appeared on ABC'S "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "The Gear Guru," "American Chopper," and in the 2005 remake of "The Bad News Bears."

Davison is a new product development company that helps inventors, corporations and entrepreneurs. The company's services include research, industrial design, video, animation, product samples, packaging, presentation and royalty management. Learn more at

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Davison Client featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch article

Elvis Presley established himself as an American musical icon with hits such as “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock.” Davison client Joe Milliker is hoping for his own hit with a phone designed to resemble Elvis. Read Greg Edwards’ article on “The King” telephone, published yesterday in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Believe it or not, Inventionland featured in Ripley's "The Remarkable... Revealed"

Invetionland Featured in Ripley's Book

PITTSBURGH, PA - Ripley's Believe It or Not! describes Davison's Inventionland as a "Tree-mendous Office." The title is fitting for the Pittsburgh-based creative design facility, which is outfitted with a pirate ship, tree house and giant robot. In the recently published book, "The Remarkable... Revealed," the Ripley's franchise features Inventionland among many unique places, people and events from around the world.

Occupying nearly 60,000 square feet, with grassy knolls, larger-than-life trees, an abundance of flowers, and butterflies that flap their wings, Inventionland is unlike any other workspace. New products come to life in Inventionland's "sets." Davison employees sketch out their latest product development ideas in sets related to their particular product class. Toy designers' ideas set sail on the deck of the pirate ship Discovery. Pet product designers ponder inside the Pet Shack, as cookware designers whip up their ideas in the Concept Kitchen. Designers of automotive products let their minds race in the Inventionland Motor Speedway, while sporting goods designers ensnare their thoughts in the Creation Cavern.

Inventionland developed from the remarkable vision of G. Davison, the company's founder and CEO, who believes that creative people thrive in an imaginative environment. Each set was specifically engineered to evoke childhood memories and creative thoughts.

When asked for his opinion of Inventionland, Geoff Tolsdorf of the Schroeder & Tremayne Corporation said, "Honestly, I felt a little like Alice shortly after she fell down the rabbit hole. I was positively blown away." Tolsdorf's reaction is like that of most visitors. Those who visit Inventionland inevitably conclude that indeed, anything is possible.

Mr. Davison is thrilled to have his creation recognized by Ripley's. "Inventionland has been the subject of many news articles, business tours, and community events, but this mention in Ripley's is a true honor," says Davison. "I have always admired Ripley's," Davison says, "because they are a company that celebrates unique individuals and out-of-the box thinking and creativity."

Davison is a new product development company that helps inventors, corporations and entrepreneurs. Last year, the firm received two Industrial Design Excellence Awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek magazine. Ripley's Believe It or Not! book, "The Remarkable... Revealed," is available for purchase in stores and online.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Innovation Chronicles: Inventionland Featured in TEQ Article

TEQ Magazine October 2007

Innovation Chronicles Features Inventionland

Innovation Chronicles: Welcome to "Inventionland"

By Tom Imerito

If invention is the stuff of dreams, George Davison has built a work environment designed to make dreams come true......

Friday, October 12, 2007

Inventionland article featured by Pittsburgh Trib.

Valley News Dispatch: Workplace Wonderment

Combine the mass-production practicality of Henry Ford, the creative inventiveness of Thomas Edison and the magic of Walt Disney as he tells a story, and the result is InventionLand.... read more

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Davison's Client featured on the Golf Channel Show

PITTSBURGH - August, 16 2007 - GOLF CHANNEL's new original series, “Fore Inventors Only,” recently featured inventor and Davison client Alfonzo Dowe, who hired Davison to produce a product sample of his invention the "Golf Ball Twister Cleaner.”

“Fore Inventors Only” scoured the country interviewing and auditioning more than 1,000 inventors to find a cast to compete in the series. The judges for the series, PGA TOUR professional Fulton Allem, Golf Digest top-50 golf instructor Bill Harmon, and Golf for Women Senior Editor Stina Sternberg, are responsible for critiquing and paring down the initial 103 inventors to five finalists.

Alfonzo survived three anxious weeks of panel auditions and made it to the top 38. Alfonzo came to Davison with a patent and poorly designed prototype. Through Davison's Inventegration® Process, we determined that additional modifications needed to be made. We provided him with a professional product sample that he used on the show to illustrate his new product.
Founder and CEO George Davison said, "It is great to see Alfonzo getting the attention he deserves for this product. I am so proud to see him make it this far. Congratulations Alfonzo!"

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*The client has not realized a net profit on this product.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Davison's Inventionland Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not New Book

PITTSBURGH - Davison Design and Development's creative design facility, Inventionland, was recently featured in the new book from Ripley's Believe It or Not.

The title of the new book, "The Remarkable... Revealed" showcases many of the world's unique and notable people, events, and places. The Ripley's book is just another accolade for the Pittsburgh design company's one-of-a-kind workplace. Inventionland is described in the book as a "Tree-Mendous Office", a fitting name for the facility that includes a tree house, a pirate ship, and a giant robot as office space.

CEO George Davison commented, "Inventionland has been the subject of many news articles, business tours, and community events, but this mention in Ripley's is a true honor. I have always admired Ripley's because they are a company that celebrates unique individuals, and out-of-the-box thinking, and creativity."

"The Remarkable Revealed" is the latest book from Believe It or Not franchise which started in 1819 as a newspaper cartoon panel featuring unusual and startling facts from around the world. Other titles include, "World's Weirdest Gadgets", and "Odd-inary People".

Davison Design and Development is a new product development company and home of Inventionland. Last year the firm, which helps inventors, corporations and entrepreneurs, was recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek magazine, winning two Industrial Design Excellence Awards.

Friday, August 3, 2007

New Davison product for Back to School

Introducing the Dorm Rack

With the success of the Cap Rack, Adjust a Hooks, and Purse Rack, selling over 1 Million Units combined to date, it is time for us to announce our newest over the door storage unit the Dorm Rack. As millions of students are heading back to their dorms, this new product will help them create more room in the little space that they live in throughout the school year. As it makes its way into the stores, we will let you know where to buy it