Choosing an accent or occasional chair is like putting on that last piece of jewellery to make an outfit€”the finishing touch in a space.

The Captain chair byBend ($799) is slight enough to group around a table yet still an eye-popping statement maker that can stand on its own.

The Clutch lounge chair ($479) adds cheery colour and curvilinear cachet to any space€”lively, lissome and a little languid.

Philippe Starck's Louis Ghost chair may be the quintessential occasional chair in transparentfurniture design. Now it's joined by his Aunts and Uncles family of polycarbonate seating, including the Uncle Jim chair ($830).

Channel mid-century cool€”along with a light footprint and slendersilhouette€”with the Cavett chair ($1,500)in new and suitablyslubby

The Elk chair by GusModern ($1,350) is a very modern take on an old classic, using sculptural bent-ply and walnut veneer to evoke the wingback.

The Danish design of the Form Shell chair (from $379) is part minimalist armchair and part functional art, whether for the office, for dining oras an occasional chair.

Vancouver interior designer Peter Wilds's go-to chair is the mid-century-modern Platner lounge chair (from $5,301), designed by WarrenPlatner in 1966. €œI love the sculptural vibe of this chair. It continues to look modern and stands out in a room. I mix it with vintage and historical shapes. It's incredibly well made and, most importantly, comfortable.€

The Leslie armchair (from $6,090) has a curvaceous backrest that cradles you as if with graceful limbs.