selma durand invents weighing handle to avoid overweight airport luggage
selma durand invents weighing handle to avoid overweight airport luggage  selma durand invents weighing handle to avoid overweight airport luggage
apr 28, 2014

selma durand invents weighing handle to avoid overweight airport luggage

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.


‘weighing handle’
video © romain thomassin
music by chris zabriskie


the handle measures the weight of luggage


the user lifts the luggage and a colors shows the weight


overweight luggage


weighing handle mechanism


3D-printed and paper models





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  • Photo credits : Véronique Huygue
    Video credits : Romain Thomassin ; Selma Durand ; Music by Chris Zabriskie

    selma durand says:
  • this is brilliant

    Liv says:
  • My old Scotch satchel in the 80s had the same thing

    Nina says:

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