Arc Carry-On 

Year  |  2021

Project Role  |  Industrial Design

Project Status  |  Concept

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Due to increasing travelers, airlines require rigorous restrictions on carry-on size to prevent baggage traffics and shortages of overhead bin space. Deep inside the overhead bin lies a substantial unoccupied space where people squeeze in their shopping bags and jackets. As the cylindrical fuselage of an airplane is always round, it can cause lots of dead space. Arc's curved corner replicates the inner curve of the overhead bin. Arc is a concept that airlines can adopt to utilize the overhead bin space more efficiently.

Arc has a flipped orientation to ease in crowded airports and narrow pathways in the airplane. It ensures a smooth ride and supports maneuverability with 360-spinner wheels and a rotatable telescopic handle. There are three pull handles on top, front, and bottom, tucked in and flushed to prevent any obstructions. The bottom handle and the backside bars are to support lifting in and out of the overhead bin.

The owner's name is printed or embroidered on the bottom handle to identify the bag owner from the overhead bin.
 

Other features are combination lock, luggage tag, luggage tag holder, water-resistant nylon fabric, waterproof zipper, easily accessible laptop pocket on the side, and fully openable main pocket with straps inside.