“Babylon” Stool – Side Table with Rechargeable LED Lighting Dedon

Client: Dedon (DE)
Category: Products
BABYLON by Harry-Paul brings artful asymmetry and uncompromising modernity to the outdoor living room. A perfect complement to any DEDON dining or lounge setting, this iconic collection consists of much more than mere accessories. Whether in smooth handmade ceramic or translucent rotomolded polyethylene, BABYLON’s sculptural stools, side tables and lighting units stand on their own.


Characterized by its ribbed, asymmetrical, seemingly collapsing forms, BABYLON is the result of years of development and no shortage of imagination or perseverance. Among the ceramic side tables in mineral colors, the BABYLON collection includes extra-large planter, a side- table/stool in rotomolded polyethylene and, in the same sturdy design, rechargeable LED lighting unit with eight-step dimmer and handy remote control.

Each product is offering a large variety of qualities: ceramic pieces are frost proof, non-absorbing, with excellent resistance to scratches, abrasion and indirect tensile stress, whereas polyethylene is 100% recyclable, light yet robust at the same time.


“I always try to push the limits in terms of materials, technology and imagination,” explains Harry-Paul. “That’s why it’s critical to have a partner like DEDON, that understands the value of going the extra distance.”

DEDON’s Chief Creative Officer, Sonja van der Hagen, agrees that the effort was worth it. “With BABYLON,” she says, “we’re able to help our customers to create outdoor living rooms that are both stunning and unique.”


Known for the air of mystery that surrounds his objects, Dutch-born, Barcelona-based Harry-Paul is an exemplar of vibrant design in the 21st Century. His bold, imaginative, forward-looking approach involves experimentation with materials, technologies and typologies, as evidenced by his BABYLON planters, side tables and lighting units for DEDON.


In developing BABYLON’s striking form, Harry-Paul cites inspirations as diverse as the 16th-Century Dutch painting Tower of Babel, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and a pair of soft suede boots the designer owned in the 1980s. Striving to give the individual pieces in the collection the appearance of hand-crafted one-offs, he dove deep into complex algorithms and advanced rotomolding techniques.