Manny was commissioned to create the perfect 50th wedding anniversary gift for the clients' parents. He worked with them on the design, building in elements that were personal and meaningful. This was the first piece built. It includes the client's name and names of his wife and son. Each portion of this piece was hand forged out of mild steel round stock.
The clients' families frequently spend time camping and hiking in the northeast region of the US, spending time near the ocean and in national parks. Manny incorporated one of the mountain ranges near a location that they frequently visit, as well as rocks that the families have collected over the years.
The parents of the clients have the initials G and J, so these were included to further personalize the bench.
In addition to the abstract waves on the back, the armrests have a wave shape to further tie in the clients' love of the water.