Staff -- Interior Design, 5/31/2011 12:35:00 PM
Come in from the sun-or the chill of a cool night-via Cabana. The anodized-aluminum frames of these portable structures affix to the ground for assured stability in windy conditions. The weather-resistant plastic-fabric shades come in white, gray, blue, brown, and black. There's a 49-inch-square by 100-inch-high version and a larger one, measuring 97 inches square and 140 inches high. 212-421-6701; gandiablasco.com.
Bevara Design House
A chance sighting of castoffs headed for the landfill convinced Stacy and Erik Jorgensen to embrace an environmentally friendly outlook with their Scrap Metal cocktail table. Postindustrial scrap-metal bases powdercoated in an array of hues are topped with either reinforced concrete or glass. 415-489-9989; bevaradesignhouse.com.
The Ocean Master Max dual-cantilever parasol spreads its wings wide. Inspired by nature's raw beauty, the solid stainless steel-milled fulcrum and automatic telescoping mast open and close seamlessly thanks to a proprietary tandem-retrieving system. Marine-grade Sunbrella shades come in a range of colors. 305-634-5116; tuuci.com.
Jane Hamley Wells
Designer Francesc Rifé's EFE lounge group-which includes an armchair, table, and armless chair-rides low and lean. The oak pieces can be treated to one of seven wood finishes or matte or gloss lacquers. For seat and back upholstery, choose from various graded fabrics and COM. 773-227-4988; janehamleywells.com.
The Zen space-creating system by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba consists of furniture, lighting, structural elements, and even kitchen and bath modules that can be reconfigured. Handmade in Italy, the line is dominated by red cedar, while Sunbrella dresses the shades and plump seating. 39-36-2308095; exteta.it.
F. Schumacher & Co.
Trina Turk proves she's a woman for all seasons with Beauty Bark. Showcasing the graphic sensibility and California spirit that mark the designer's clothing line, the 54-inch-wide indoor-outdoor acrylic upholstery fabric comes in six sun-kissed shades: Cerise, Laguna, Sulfur, Jet, Violet, and Ocean. 800-523-1200; fschumacher.com.