PROTECTIVE LUGGAGE

 

This project explores the different ways protective luggage can be built to be effective but also lightweight. Most protective luggage today is either unusually heavy or extremely expensive. By creating luggage that has inflatable or deflatable padding, objects can be contained in a safe environment that is lightweight and relatively cheap to produce. Adding rigid elements to this padding can further aid the durability and effectiveness of these structures.


I worked on this project as a part of a product design class at MIT in spring 2019, in collaboration with the luggage brand TUMI. 


You can see my full research book here.