Designed by Michael Weaker, the Cozy Shelf is a die-cut plastic sheet product for embellishing existing shelving systems that won the 1st prize of the 2009 Pratt/Umbra Design Competition. With a beautiful decorative pattern, the Cozy Shelf makes the hard straight lines of our shelves and bookcases visually-softer and more inviting. The competition, was 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. The design is really cool and innovative isn’t it ?