Docking Drawer founder Scott Dickey pulled together the first Docking Drawer prototype before sharing his project on Kickstarter around a year and a half ago.

Docking Drawer's first prototype - which appeared in a Kickstarter campaign in January 2014.

Dickey’s revolutionary product would help clear homes and offices of clutter by eliminating distracting power chords. Calling upon his experience designing environmental chambers for the semiconductor industry, he began to create prototypes of the outlets currently made. The company’s first charging outlet premiered at KBIS in 2014, and it wasn’t long before the cabinet industry's heavy hitters came calling. Working with them helped Docking Drawer both refine and expand its portfolio.

It took time, but eventually customers began to take notice. Soon, the company’s products weren’t just for kitchens and bathrooms, and had expanded into locker rooms, hospitals, and dressing rooms.

“It’s reassuring to look back at what we’ve come from, to glance around and see where we are, and to turn toward the future and what we can become,” said Dickey.

Now, Docking Drawer’s Slim Series charging outlets are one of three finalists in the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Awards, which recognize the best in architectural products.

“We are thrilled to have been selected out of dozens of entries,” said Dickey.

The outlets are nominated for the Kitchen – Fixtures & Fittings category.

Docking Drawer’s Slim Series in-drawer power outlets offer both power and USB connectivity, and work with side-mount, under-mount, and soft-closing glides. They can be mounted left, right, vertically, or horizontally, and feature a circuit breaker which prevents high-powered devices from being used.