While travelling in the Arab world, Dirk Wynants had walked around and seen people reclining on rugs and cushions after removing their shoes. They drank tea, smoked water pipes and talked to each other. The atmosphere was so inviting that he found it irresistible and joined them. It was this same response he wanted to encourage with the Behive. His aim was to design a contemporary equivalent of a pleasant social ritual. To build his first prototype, he sawed his children’s old trampoline into pieces and put a round table in the middle. He presented his prototypes in his garden and invited a group of people for the final test phase. The festive, informal mood of that evening convinced him that the Behive worked. The furniture was especially popular with the owners of beach bars, hotels and sauna clubs. The large festive object has a diameter of four meters and a lot of extra options such as a sunroof, rain canopy, curtains and lighting.