Tuuci is putting an artistic spin on the outdoor umbrella.

The Miami-based company specializes in innovative shade structures. Among its designs are the Stingray, a rotating sun parasol that resembles its namesake, and the Manta, an umbrella marked by graceful, upswept lines.

The umbrellas are made of marine-grade fabric and are engineered to perform well in any environment, the company says.

No retailers in our area carry Tuuci products, but they can be ordered from Design Within Reach (www.dwr.com) or Restoration Hardware (www.restoration?hardware.com).

That kind of style comes at a price. Tuuci umbrellas and sun shades range from $995 to $7,995 at Restoration Hardware and from $999 to $4,995 at Design Within Reach. Bases are extra.

Mary Beth Breckenridge