Stainless steel always looks efficient and clinical, the type of finish you go with if you are going to work your kitchen hard. There is no space for wimpy wood veneers here as this kitchen exists to make things happen!However, an interesting side effect of stainless steel is that it is extremely beautiful. The reflective qualities allow light to be catapulted in every direction making the material interesting and attractive.
The freestanding legs used on this island gives the impression that NASA had drawn the blueprints for the concept. If NASA were designing a lunar module they wouldn’t use wenge veneer or high gloss, foil wrapped panels! Back to the drawing board boys!!