About Santa Barbara Designs

From coast to coast and continent to continent, the elegant outdoor umbrellas by Santa Barbara Designs grace the exteriors of the world’s finest private residences, yacht clubs, luxury hotels, exclusive restaurants and high-profile corporate facilities. With a style for every aesthetic and a size for every space, Santa Barbara Designs is the preferred resource for an international set of design professionals, time after time, project after project.

It all began in 1981 with the introduction of the now iconic Santa Barbara Umbrella, whose timeless design echoes the refined Santa Barbara lifestyle for which it was named. Over the years it has become the standard by which all Santa Barbara umbrellas are designed and built; in fact, many of our subsequent designs were inspired by this original umbrella. Today there are more than ten unique collections, many introduced in response to the needs of the market and our discerning clientele. Every umbrella is bench made, hand-finished and individually registered by the skilled craftsmen of Southern California.

Unwavering quality, workmanship and functionality as well as a variety of design choices — including new color, pattern, texture and finish options — result in an umbrella that is made to last and designed to delight. Enhancing all-weather endurance, Santa Barbara Designs uses high-performance, marine-grade, weather tested materials and parts that withstand even the most extreme conditions. UV-resistant marine finishes applied to the finest timber ensure durability. Brass or stainless fittings ensure rustproof longevity, and commercial grade canvases resist mildew and offer UV protection from the sun.

With more than 70 combinations of shape, size and material, we offer our clients custom design options, adding more choices than ever before. Every one-of-a-kind umbrella is crafted at Santa Barbara Designs’ state-of-the-art production facility in Southern California, continuing a tradition of expertly designed, precision-engineered, fashionable outdoor umbrellas that exceed expectations for years to come.