Bibendum Armchair by Eileen Gray for ClassiCon from Matisse

Elevate your living space with these attention-grabbing occasional chairs

Designed, as its name suggests, to be a seat more suited to special occasions (and not to be exposed to the eroding effects of everyday use) the occasional chair is a thing of beauty. Sculptural and serene, it sits in the centre of the living space, or in the corner of a bedroom as a perpetual reminder to pick up that book you’ve been meaning to finish and put your feet up — even if it is only once or twice a week.

From sensual curves to jutting angles and delightfully awkward structures, the occasional chair comes in a variety of shapes and finishes, suitable for any kind of space. Here, we round up the 10 we’re coveting at the moment.

Alistair occasional chair from Coco Republic

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