Stay Con­nected, Tanned, and Cool with the “Smart Sunbed”

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23-year-old ar­chi­tec­ture stu­dent and en­tre­pre­neur, An­toine Sayah, has cre­ated Beachill, a smart and por­ta­ble sunbed equipped with a pho­to­voltaic panel that al­lows users to recharge their mo­bile or de­vice vir­tu­ally any­where, so they can stay con­nected. Dur­ing his prod­uct de­sign stud­ies in Mi­lan, Sayah made sure the mat­tress pil­low is er­gonomic to guar­an­tee max­i­mum com­fort. The mat­tress is also fold­able, mak­ing it easy to carry and trans­port any­where. In ad­di­tion to recharg­ing de­vices, Beachill in­cludes an in­su­lated cham­ber to keep drinks cool, as well as a wa­ter­proof pocket to pro­tect books or other ob­jects. Beachill is fully hand-sewn in Le­banon. It is avail­able in reg­u­lar or wa­ter­proof fab­rics. Cus­tomers can also cus­tom­ize their own sunbed with dif­fer­ent fab­rics, col­ors, and sizes. Sayah still han­dles or­ders per­son­ally over the phone or via his Face­book page, and de­liv­ers the sunbeds him­self. Since it was launched last June, or­ders have been com­ing in faster than they can be han­dled. “We now have a team of tailors able to pro­duce 10 sunbeds a day, and it is still not enough to sat­isfy grow­ing de­mand,” said Sayah. Even­tu­ally, he would be in­ter­ested in find­ing a dis­trib­u­tor, whether lo­cally or in­ter­na­tion­ally, to han­dle sales and mar­ket­ing. He is aware, of course, that this would mean in­creas­ing pro­duc­tion, and that would re­quire cap­i­tal.

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