London Fashion Student Embeds Oyster Card In Acrylic Nails


London Fashion Student Embeds Oyster Card In Acrylic Nails

Lucie Davis, from London, created these false nails for the final project of her BA in jewellery design at UAL Central Saint Martins. Students were encouraged to engage with their daily surroundings and to find wonder in routine activities.

"I took the RFID chip from an Oyster card and embedded it within a full set of acrylic nails to give commuters the ability to pay for their journeys with a single tap/touch.
"You can still top them up with money too. Now you'll never have to worry about misplacing your card again!" she told WAH Nails.

Lucie further explained "I wanted to show how false nails can act as part information, part decoration. They can create a space between portable and wearable objects and adornment - a new concept of jewellery with additional function which is also fashionable."

The 22-year-old added, "I think the whole process of making it actually got me further questioning the world and allowed me to view it differently; imagining needs and products which may fashion the future."

As to how they work - she’s keeping that a secret. "It took a lot of testing, problem solving, design development as well as patience and of determination to make it work!"





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