They say that Benjamin Franklin either invented/designed or discovered this folding chair stepladder. When it’s set up as a chair, the
Franklin Chair looks like a simply styled wooden chair. But flip it open and it reveals an ultra-handy stepladder:
Most other stepladders you see are designed as a stepladders first and chairs second. They are typically not comfortable to sit on or they simply fold up so they can be hidden out of the way and are not made to be sat on at all. Not so with the Franklin Chair, it’s made to be shown off, sat in and it’s a very functional stepstool. It comes in a small variety of styles and finishes. Also sometimes referred to as a library chair.