selma durand invents weighing handle to avoid overweight airport luggage
images © Véronique Huygue
all images courtesy of selma durand
french designer selma durand has created the ‘weighing handle’ to help people avoid paying extra for heavy luggage at the airport. the suitcase has an integrated device with a simple mechanism for checking the weight of the contents. a non-linear spring that can read up to 25 kg is inserted into the handle. it stretches a few millimeters when the bag is lifted, and simply indicates whether it exceeds 20 or 23 kg. this system adapts to any suitcase so that people can see beforehand whether they comply with imposed weight restrictions from airlines.
the handle measures the weight of luggage
the user lifts the luggage and a colors shows the weight
weighing handle mechanism
3D-printed and paper models