It’s summertime which equals outdoor family fun – laying by the pool or just on your back deck, having a BBQ, or just soaking up some summer rays. One thing’s clear though, while it’s all about the sunshine there can come a point where you need a little relief from the heat and there’s no better place than to be underneath an umbrella. With umbrellas like these, there are plenty of ways to enjoy some vitamin D without getting burned.
Above: Let a little sun shine through this leafy, lace-like , designed by for , making you feel like you’re sitting under a tree. It even has a golden bird perched on top. Photo by Stefanie Grätz. (US peeps – get it at )
Leaving behind the typical rounded top umbrella, the , by , was inspired by the graceful moves of a manta ray in the ocean. The elegant lines help to avoid obstructing your view while you’re sitting underneath it.
Our love of and their menagerie of colorful fabrics and patterns is well documented and luckily they’ve carried the awesome to the outdoors with their umbrellas for Crate & Barrel. Available in or .
The sunshade, by for , is made up of long segments that are connected on a central axis that fan out to create a modern shade.
Your , by , updated with thick stripes of black and white creating an eye catching pattern. It also comes in a host of other colors.
The Four Season / Public sunshade, designed by for Swedish company , is durable enough to work year round to protect you from the hot summer sun or the torrential downpours of fall. The clean lines and punchy yellow color are bound to make you happy.
We featured the sculptural several years ago and its design is definitely unforgettable. Designed by , the Stingray’s elongated design helps provide an impressive area of shade.
From comes the . Just as you would imagine, this umbrella’s tropical leaf-shaped design is large enough to cover a small table or seating area while stepping away from a traditional shape.
Simple and clean, the silver from offers a minimalist, yet stylish take on your basic umbrella.
I’m sure you know and their incredibly comfortable bean bag chairs and adorable . Did you know they also make a massive sunshade featuring the ever popular flower fabric from ? Yep, The will bring a bit of color and iconic floral to any backyard. It also comes in a black version.
The parasol from mimics the shape of a water lily leaf. It comes in bright colors and the design tilts so you can angle the shade however you like for the most protection.
Steering clear of the traditional center pole, the umbrella from hangs from a cantilevered arm. The oversized umbrella can rotate 360º around the base to provide ample coverage wherever it’s needed. It even has a removable LED light fixture for a bit of light when the sun starts going down.