Being an integral part of the Swahili culture, the daybed is a commonplace along the East Coast of Africa. Mostly found on a shaded veranda or rooftop to catch the breeze, sometimes. Used during the day as a place to conduct business, a couch for a midday siesta, or at night as a comfortable bed. Feet up, lounging upon a heap of cushions, typifies an aspect of life on the East African coast.