The Yabané dresser by French-Japanese design duo Aki and Arnaud Cooren is an example of high craftsmanship and simplicity. It is also a celebration of the material. Handmade of ash wood by French woodworking firm Walnutsgroove, the piece shows off natural grain lines and knots. Designers claim that their work is often inspired by Sori Yanagi designs, which is clearly pronounced in this piece.

The name Yabané is referring to a traditional graphic pattern (the word means ‘arrow’ in Japanese). My favorite feature of the dresser is its construction, allowing it to open on both sides. Thus, it can be placed in the middle of a room as an elegant and functional room divider.