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The Difference Between a Patio Umbrella & Market Umbrella

A ground level outdoor space that’s typically used for dining or recreation and often adjoining a residence or building is considered a patio. Patio umbrellas are usually utilized in backyard patios or for commercial purposes such as those found in restaurants or hotels to cover outdoor tables, playgrounds or for poolside lounging. A market is generally a location where buyers and sellers meet to exchange goods or services, such as a farmer’s market, flea market, craft event, or trade fair. Typically used for temporary spaces, a market umbrella is placed over table, kiosks or stands to offer shade and rain protection for goods, sellers, and their customers. However, although the purpose and location of the two may be very different, the terms patio umbrella and market umbrella are often used today interchangeably. In their design and construction, market umbrellas and patio umbrellas are now indistinguishable. Poggesi USA arose from the market stalls of Italy where the quality and durability of their umbrellas were renowned. Today, Poggesi USA commercial and residential patio umbrellas provide hotels, restaurants, and private residences with outdoor furnishings unlike any other, with unique designs that provide unparalleled protection from the elements. Our finely crafted Italian fabrics are beautiful, unique, and durable. Available in a variety of elegant colors, our high-quality TÜV certified umbrellas look great, withstand tough weather, and are easy to maintain. With a variety of base and stand options, our patented umbrella technology makes it easy to open and close your weather-resistant umbrellas with a mere touch and a push, leaving the rest to a complex series of springs. Our umbrellas offer ideal solutions for outdoor dining and relaxation areas, pool and playground shelters, and for many other spaces. They are perfect for most weather conditions and seasons. Whether it is hot, raining, windy, or even snowing, our umbrellas can keep you covered from nature’s elements during every season. For more information about the many options to design and customize umbrellas for your business or home, please visit