Project
On Our Relationship to Wealth
Cashless society
Paper (discarded money note) 8,5X18 2022 Would a cashless society turn the world into a dystopian nightmare or an utopian dream? My work ask questions about wealth and money and ask the wearer to develop an attitude towards money. Is money everything?
Money chain
Paper (discarded money notes), copper 25X20X25 2022 The chain is light-weight and fragile. Easy to break, a symbol for money related negative thoughts can be torn apart in an instant with a mindset change.
Burden
Leather, bronze, brass 25X25X2 2022 Do money related responsibilities make you worried? Does it feel like a burden?
Contact(less)
Leather, brass, microchip 25X25X9 2022 Wearable technology/devices make life and payments easier. Microchips can be stored in jewellery, gadgets and even in the human body. How would you feel if chip implants would be compulsory not optional?
New way of paying
Bronze 4X5X2 2022 In cashless future, would gold be the best type of investment? A solid cast ring which gives option for future generation to own physical value rather then virtual currency.
Exposed PIN
Sterling silver 4X1,5X2 2022 This pieces is comical and critical. It is a pair of earrings that displays a cash withdrawal. The piece exposes the owner’s PIN number and it is customisable. What is your PIN number? You can display it on your piece of jewellery. My work aims to grab the wearer’s attention and make a statement.
On Our Relationship to Wealth

Rituals are not necessarily good or bad but they are powerful. They influence our everyday life by effecting our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. As society become modern, traditions are ceasing to exist or becoming easily forgotten. The main focus has changed to more private and work life outlook including the psychological satisfaction shift in the convenience of things rather than their meaning. We live in a rapidly changing world which has created interesting “modern practises” around cash, contactless and mobile payment and how people are tending to forget basics, like what is money? Physical money loses its status. Money related objects such as cash machine, wallet, money banks will be forgotten. Most of us receives a salary in their bank account; withdrawing money is not necessary as online payment and contactless are generally accepted. This way of paying is simple, comfortable and relatively safer option, not to mention, more hygienic. Money (and different investments such as gold, cryptocurrency) itself unites nations, cultures, economics, nature. It has a power to affect how quality of life can be, therefore developing a right attitude towards and keeping it in a right place is important. But have we developed any emotion towards physical money/wealth? Would a cashless society turn the world in to a dystopian nightmare or an utopian dream? Zsofia Nagy has created a set of jewellery which tells different stories about modern society, human behaviour and feelings involved with money.

Nagy has a realistic view about what money does and doesn’t do for her happiness. Have you?



Rituals are not necessarily good or bad but they are powerful. They influence our everyday life by effecting our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. As society become modern, traditions are ceasing to exist or becoming easily forgotten. The main focus has changed to more private and work life outlook including the psychological satisfaction shift in the convenience of things rather than their meaning. We live in a rapidly changing world which has created interesting “modern practises” around cash, contactless and mobile payment and how people are tending to forget basics, like what is money? Physical money loses its status. Money related objects such as cash machine, wallet, money banks will be forgotten. Most of us receives a salary in their bank account; withdrawing money is not necessary as online payment and contactless are generally accepted. This way of paying is simple, comfortable and relatively safer option, not to mention, more hygienic. Money (and different investments such as gold, cryptocurrency) itself unites nations, cultures, economics, nature. It has a power to affect how quality of life can be, therefore developing a right attitude towards and keeping it in a right place is important. But have we developed any emotion towards physical money/wealth? Would a cashless society turn the world in to a dystopian nightmare or an utopian dream? Zsofia Nagy has created a set of jewellery which tells different stories about modern society, human behaviour and feelings involved with money.

Nagy has a realistic view about what money does and doesn’t do for her happiness. Have you?