Dave Gerardi -- Casual Living, May 6, 2011
Picnic days are back, making summer shelter vital for outdoor living spaces and vacation destinations. Shading gets the contemporary treatment this season, maintaining aesthetic appeal while achieving functionality.
TUUCI Manta, the latest addition to the Ocean Master MAX Collection, uses "maximized" components to create a durable and functional shade platform inspired by the depths of the sea.
OXFORD GARDEN Canvassed in Sunbrella fabric, a market umbrella adds a finishing touch to a poolside chaise lounge.
PALM SPRINGS RATTAN & GARDEN The 7 1/2-ft. market umbrellas are colorful, functional and durable with 50-pound cast aluminum bases and push-button crank lifts.
GALTECH INTERNATIONAL Deluxe commercial aluminum market umbrellas feature single-pole construction, double-thickness aluminum walls and solid resin hubs for increased durability.
TELESCOPE Available in 10 frame finishes and a wide range of fabrics, the market umbrella opens effortlessly by simply pulling on one of the ribs.
CAL FLAME The Cabana Option, available with 8-foot or 12-foot roof styles, fits perfectly over any Cal Flame BBQ Island and secures tightly to the island and/or ground.
CREEKVINE DESIGNS Crafted in the United States, the 10-ft. white gazebo showcases a durable and maintenance-free vinyl construction and includes an octagonal shelter with a treated pine deck.
SHADESCAPES AMERICAS The Dacapo DG is fresh and flexible, rotating and tilting at any angle with height adjustment. The contemporary-styled umbrella is offered in round, square, rectangular and oval shapes, seven sizes and 65 color options.
TERRA FURNITURE Inspired by a toy pinwheel, the two-tone Sundance Collection features an octagon-shaped umbrella which measures 9 1/2 feet in diameter and comes in 20 power-coated finishes on an aluminum or solid oak frame.
CALIFORNIA UMBRELLA Featuring an 11x11- ft. canopy that comes in a variety of colors and cuts, the EZ Lift Umbrella Series operates with a simple push of the finger.
ROYAL BOTANIA Measuring 13 feet in diameter, the Shady X-Centric series offers a cantilevered arm that can rotate 360 degrees and a removable LED light fixture.
EMILY'S UMBRELLAS Reversible market umbrellas offer added longevity with hand-painted fabrics that are fade-, shrink- and water-resistant.
FIBERBUILT UMBRELLAS The Guy Harvey Underwater Billfish Tent is a 10-ft. square pop-up with a powder-coated steel frame.
SUNGARDEN Its largest cantilever parasol, the 13-ft. Curve, is becoming a best-seller along with its 11 1/2-ft. Easy Sun octagon.
BAHAMA UMBRELLA Customizable with built-in heating, lighting, sound and misting options, the Bahama Magnum can withstand up to 80 mph winds.
TWITCHELL ShadeView is a solar screen fabric woven with Textilene and vinyl-coated polyester core yarns.
PHIFER Constructed of strong, vinyl-coated polyester, the SunTex 90 Design Exterior Roller Shade Collection is woven with bi-colored yarns for a rich, sleek design.