Overview: Kenneth Lynch & Sons collaborated with Robert Moses and the New York City Parks Commission on the original design of the 1939 World’s Fair Bench. We have been producing the bench ever since. In addition we assisted in reintroducing the Central Park Settee and the 1964 World’s Fair Bench. Our additional offerings include a wide range of classic garden ornaments, categories listed below, all of which are manufactured to order.
The iconic bench of New York City's Parks department was developed for use at the 1939 World's Fair, which was held in New York during 1938 and 1939. Robert Moses and Kenneth Lynch collaborated on the final design to maximize comfort and to take advantage of manufacturing processes. Over the years we have further improved on the design and are still a preferred manufacturer of the bench due to our accuracy to the original details. Over the years many variations of the design have been added to satisfy changing needs in park use.
The design of the Central Park Settee is based on benches used during the creation of New York’s Central Park, circa 1858. Re-introduced in 1994, this bench style has been used in the less formal and pasture like areas of Central Park. The classic look of the Settee is completed with the iron parts powder coated black and the wood painted Central Park green.
This familiar park bench has been used in New York since the 1930’s as cities everywhere moved to durable, immovable benches, it can be found in locations throughout Central Park, and is the bench type consistently used in playgrounds and along the park perimeter. In the New York Parks Department this bench is also known as the Chrystie Forsythe Bench and was originally designed for the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, circa 1934. We started producing this bench in 2005 after our acquisition of the molds from the Londino Stone Company.
964 World’s Fair Bench, also know as the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Bench. This bench is based on the original design used for the 1964 World Fair which was held in Queens, NY. The original benches for the fair were made of cast aluminum, our model is made of virtually unbreakable ductile iron with a silver powder coat to replicate the look of the original aluminum. This bench model was re-introduced into the Parks Department in 1995. It has become very popular over the past several years and is used in various parks through out the 5 boroughs of New York and various suburban towns.
Park benches are made of break resistant ductile iron with antifungal Ipe (Bethebara) wood. There are over fifty different designs to choose from, many of them are mainstays in park departments around the country. We also offer coordinating picnic and game tables. Cast stone garden benches in a variety of sizes are appropriate for private or public installations.
Planters range in size from those properly suited for blocking traffic to smaller versions that nicely decorate a small terrace. Cast stone planters are thick walled to sustain dramatic temperature fluctuations.
We offer an unrivaled selection of classical figures. Our lead is the purest available at 99.5%. The cast stone can withstand any of the climate zones and is created to age to a natural stone appearance.
We build unique sundials from stock or custom designs for use in public areas or private landscapes. Armillary, wall mounted, and horizontal designs in bronze, wrought iron, and cast stone are available.
Steel Trash Receptacle, woven wire mesh stand alone unit with 8' long chain and 'S' hooks for security. Finishes available: galvanized or powder coat in black or central park green, other RAL powder coat colors by special request.
Our collection has more than 3,000 weathervane designs to choose from. These designs include animals, banners, historical and mythological figures, logos, ships and more. All are handmade using copper, aluminum, or stainless steel.
Raintrees are a product unique to Kenneth Lynch & Sons, created by hand using copper and bronze. With carefully placed copper leaves these trees are plumbed as water features. All designs can be customized to fit the location.