Introduced in 1981, The Santa Barbara Umbrella®takes its design inspiration from the exotic umbrellas found in open-air markets of the Mediterranean. Named after the famous sun-drenched California city of Santa Barbara, this original umbrella and its popular silhouette have earned a reputation for superior shade protection, becoming the standard by which all Santa Barbara Designs umbrellas are measured.
Having perfected the art and science of umbrella making for more than 35 years, Santa Barbara Designs ensures the original Santa Barbara Umbrella performs like no other. Leveraging its enduring popularity with the introduction of new material choices, including three wood frame options, and new features like lifetime anodized aluminum hubs, marine-grade Harken®brand pulleys, solid stainless steel fittings paired with a solid stainless steel open and close system, and metal finial options, this umbrella continues to be an iconic mainstay in the Santa Barbara Designs lineup. To accommodate market demand, it is offered in sizes from 7.5 feet to 16 feet, in octagonal, square and rectangular shaped canopies.