Once there lived two men: great friends and business partners, who followed a challenging and auspicious path both in business and in personal affections and friendship. And their friends and colleagues decided to honour their memory with this imposing piece of work. To bring out their success story this statue found its place in the company’s conference room. It represents a cordial handshake and symbolizes strength, loyalty, ambition and tenacity of purpose, as well as the other people’s respect for them. I chose a special Nero Marquina marble striated with white veins as an allusion to all sorts of ordeals and challenges that they had to meet and either win or lose, as if these were scars implying and crowning their rich life experience.