Well, itâ€™s not quite multi-purpose, as much as it is dual purpose, but this new chair design from Dutch designer Sjors van der LeestÂ called Chairway, is a modern and sleek looking kitchen chair with a secret.Â The orange seat detaches from the structure and fits into place between the front legs, creating an instant step ladder from a chair.Â It also comes in a nice bright blue colour, should orange not be your thing! It is designed for people who live in small houses and flats, who might have the occasional need to reach high cupboards or change lightbulbs, but donâ€™t really have the space to store a small step ladder. Other possible advantages? You might even save money when fitting out a new house: rather than buy kitchen chairs and a step ladder, you can just buy this chair and have both functions in one â€“ that said, given that the price tag says â€œprice on applicationâ€, something says you might need deep pockets to be affording this one! Other projects from van der Leest also address the need for compacting multiple functionalities into one piece of furniture or domestic design.Â A good example is the kitchen island that includes storage, work surfaces, sink, hob and oven, all in a block which measures 1.2 metres square.