Sampat Studio – a collaboration between Malaysian design duo Marcos Kueh and Isabelle Nair-Lacheta –
interweaves the physical with the digital, and the tangible with the intangible. The designers share the belief,
deeply-rooted in Asia, that every object has its own spiritual properties. Bursting with Southeast Asian symbolism,
their colourful tapestry tells the tale of the spirit of a female warrior in the style of Wayang Kulit (traditional shadow
puppetry). It depicts the space in which the warrior resides, and which remains hidden, elusive to the naked eye.
A new layer to the story is revealed through augmented reality. Without that virtual layer, the descriptions