One of the newest shapes in patio umbrellas around, the rectangular umbrella brings a contemporary shape to outdoor dining and entertaining venues. This shape is ideal for long rectangular outdoor dining tables as well as conversation groupings covering wide expanses of your patio.
If you need to seat large groups in your outdoor rooms, borrow a tried-and-true design element from indoor dining rooms. Rectangular tables will allow you to seat the greatest number of people on your patio with the smallest footprint. And, rectangular umbrellas provide exactly the right protection from the elements for elongated tables because they are perfectly proportioned to balance out the furniture grouping. Similarly, a rectangular umbrella is ideally suited for outdoor sofa and chair conversation groupings as it can shade the entire seating area.