gao chair

The chair’s rigorous proportion research makes it perfectly balanced and with an indémodable elegance. It is incredibly robust, as it is made of steel, but appears light.


gao chair
By Simone Bonanni


It is a simple gesture that gives three-dimensionality to a sheet of steel and transforms it into furniture – this was how the Gao collection was created. With their archetypal aesthetics, the chairs and stools reveal a robust structure lightened by the effect given by thin slats. The tables reveal a subtle but robust architecture thanks to the bent steel bridge legs; the tabletops, spaced out from the supporting structure, seem suspended. The rigorous appearance of the GAO range becomes cheerful and friendly with its metal structure and tabletop colours, made of steel, HPL (High Pressure Laminate) and PaperStone®, an eco-friendly material derived from paper processing.


Material: polyester powder-coated steel
Use: outdoor and indoor


width 17,7 in – depth 19,7 in – height 31,5 in
weight: 7,8kg

The below listed RAL colors are the standard colors we offer. No minimum quantity requirements for these colors.
We accept orders with other colors on the RAL Classic catalog with minimum quantity requirements.


Cat A Fabrics:  100% acrylic fabric. It has a natural appearance and can be used indoors and outdoors.
Protected by a water-repellent finish with an anti-mold, stain-resistant, sun-resistant treatment and high color fastness.
Cat B Fabrics:  100% acrylic fabric. It has a natural appearance and can be used indoors and outdoors.
Protected by a water-repellent finish with an anti-mold, stain-resistant, sun-resistant treatment and high color fastness.
Cat A Fabrics: The fabric is composed of 85% vinyl and 15% polyester. It is a high-end fabric that offers the best performance.
It is treated to provide excellent outdoor- and water- resistance.
Rope: A single braided rope with a constructed polyester core. Strong and water-resistant rope.


Colors in stock
Lead times for other options
  • All standard colors can be ordered with a 12-14 weeks lead time.
    You can see standard color options here: BABEL D STANDARD MATERIALS
  • Custom size/color orders are accepted with minimum order quantity requirements. For any custom requirements please email sales@nuansdesign.com

Babel, the most important and one of the oldest cities in Ancient Near East, was built, destroyed, conquered, resurrected, inhabited by people of many different nations and languages. To us it’s the symbol of modern culture.
Traditionally, Babylon is synonymous with chaos and it’s exactly what fascinates us – obtaining the best that chaos has to offer: vital energy.

Men and women of different origins and cultures work with us to create unique, non-ephemeral products that will be dispersed throughout the world like Babylon’s inhabitants.

Mauro Baraldo

BABEL D, created in 2022 by young entrepreneurs to produce outdoor furniture, represents the synthesis between a long experience in metalworking and the ecological needs that guide the choices and behavior of current and future generations of consumers.

At BABEL D we create new codes in furniture, just as we have done for more than 40 years in other industries. The search for authenticity pushes us beyond traditional boundaries: we are provocative and visionary.

Our furniture’s aesthetics, comfort, longevity, and ecological compatibility inspire our designs, combining technology and emotion to bring comfort and friendliness to your garden or terrace.

BABEL D uses metals (steel, aluminum alloys, stainless steel) to produce its furniture because they guarantee a long life. In addition, they can be easily recycled. The protective treatments, which ensure product preservation and aesthetic integrity, are carried out using non-polluting materials and techniques certified by the relevant suppliers.

We cooperate intensively with our designers, people of different nationalities, cultures, and experiences, who have reviewed every detail and accepted every production or functional observation. The BABEL D project uses diversity, alternating harmonies, and contrasts. The result is apparently illogical but full of inexhaustible energy.

All the engineering and experimental testing phases and metal part production take place at BABEL D‘s Arcore facilities. Specialized and certified suppliers are entrusted with the finishing, galvanizing, and painting processes. Our carefully selected suppliers test and certified fabrics.

Quality assurance operations are carried out according to strict protocols in our laboratories or, often, at suppliers’ premises according to agreed standards. Independent bodies carry out and certify resistance tests.