Seiko robot R&D center: 360 degrees carpets

Seiko robot R&D center: 360 degrees carpets

Christophe Prosper Rammant
Christophe Prosper Rammant

Christophe is one of our founders and creative director. His passions are interiors, cooking, and traveling the globe for new inspiration.

It all comes down to the respect for human nature

The interior concept of Sozhou Bozhong Seiko Robot R&D Center is based on the principle that an excellent interior design is built around respect for human nature.

So, to create a comfortable work space the design team from Gold Mantis Construction Decoration Co., Ltd. made in-depth interviews with employees from all levels of the Suzhou Bozhong Seiko Robot R&D Center organisation in the early design stage. This was to fully understand the needs and wishes to be met when creating an environment calling for wellbeing and ultimately improved work efficiency.

To create a human-centered interior design Tong Chao and Xu Rong decided on integrating the earth, air and water elements from the external landscape to the indoor environment.

360 degrees carpet design

When designing the R&D conference room, a 360 degrees custom carpet was developed to encourage employees to generate more and better ideas in their brainstorming process. By installing carpet on the floor, wall and ceiling, the design featuring an astronaut in space signals that everything is possible as long as you believe.

Besides contributing with improved sound absorption, the overall carpet installation also spoils the employees’ sense of feeling by being so tangible on several surfaces.


For the R&D conference room we specified carpets for the floor, wall and ceiling to avoid interfering the idea-generating environment with hard materials.

Tong Chao, Gold Mantis Construction Decoration Co. Ltd.

Besides contributing with improved sound absorption, the overall carpet installation also spoils the employees’ sense of feeling by being so tangible on several surfaces.

The carpet designs materialise the company vision

Suzhou Bozhong Seiko Robot R&D Center develops commercial, industrial and military robots. Already serving humans in the desert, the ocean and the forest, the R&D conference room carpet pushes limits further by asking the question: Why not make robots serve us in outer space? Actually, the carpet design is an interpretation of the company owner’s vision as expressed in the question above and thus this overall intention trickles down the organisation by means of expressive carpet designs, among others.

When asked about the inspiration for the specific designs, Tong Chao and Xu Rong enhance God’s perspective and Google Maps. During the design process accompanied by ege designer Rita Cao, the design team saw the possibility of expressing various design themes through the carpets. So, they decided to set as many different themes as possible according to the spatial characteristics.

Carpets as area definers

Tong Chao and Xu Rong use rugs to define smaller areas in open spaces. Thus, specific patterns visually communicate ‘instant communication areas’ and ‘independent thinking zones’.


Besides this, carpets are used to complement the remaining interior by repeating colours to underline specific atmospheres. For example, in the desert area colours of carpets, furniture fabrics and ceilings comprise warm yellows. Contrary to this, the ocean area is a cool-toned environment with a combination of white glaciers and shades of blue.

Want to know more about custom design?

A detailed presentation or just a quick sketch, a photograph, a certain type of texture or particular pattern: any idea you may have – we will merge into the perfect carpet for your project. All you need to do is give us design proposals describing your ideas and wishes and our creative design team will draw up a design draft. Based on your input, we develop a series of design proposals with precise emphasis on what you wish to highlight.