The kitchen has actually become an island, and the island kitchen presents an opportunity for functional and artistic self expressionism!
The three arms of this design reach out towards the surrounding architecture longing for a physical connection to the structural boundaries that have historically manipulated and constrained its development. But this metaphor of historical reflection is only a symbolic gesture, as this design is also expressing its new found freedom, its ability to stretch and control an open plan space and encourage the seamless integration between sociability and function! This kitchen island has no sides and is coming out....with pride!
It is also interesting that by looking back in time and considering the design path that has liberated the kitchen you are also seeing into the future! Is it also coincidental that this island is shaped like a flux capacitor!? Maybe the appliances run on 1.21 gigawatts of power!