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by Tisha Leung

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Now in its fifth year, the Umbra/Pratt Design Competition proved once again that the collaboration is a natural fit, with the winners showing off their clever prototypes at this year's ICFF.

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The competition, open to undergraduates and graduate students in Pratt’s Industrial Design program, focused on the theme Need vs Want, challenging designers to create meaningful and compelling products that would be sustainable in today's economic climate.

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The winners on view during the ICFF included Michael Weaker, who took home first prize for his Cozy Shelf; in second place was Hayyim Danzig with his Modular Trivet; third prize went to Dana Otto for her Rorschach Wall Organizers; and receiving an Honorable Mention was Joseph Eberle for his Coat Knob.

See more images of the winners and their designs after the jump .

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Michael Weaker: Cozy Shelf

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Hayyim Danzig: Modular Trivet

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Dana Otto: Rorschach Wall Organizers

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Joseph Eberle: Coat Knob

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