This story was originally published on May 14, 2015.
Living in a small space comes with a host of design challenges, chief among them storage and organization. Throw a sloppy roommate or two into the mix and you've got a recipe for stress — and worse — a messy apartment. What's a person to do?
Kikkerland Design just might have the answer. The independent retailer partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond to host its seventh annual design challenge, encouraging young designers to create innovative products meant to solve some of these familiar problems. Students from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Rochester Institute of Technology submitted more than 100 original ideas, and the results are sure to inspire an "a-ha!" moment.
Click through to see our favorites before they make their debut during New York Design Week, and get your own creative juices flowing.