island/shelf Sharp contrast defines the kitchen. Color, form, and materials change abruptly for an incredibly striking effect. Wood transitions to glossy white, concrete turns to marble, all wrapped up in a clean modernist package.
This is like the more modern version of what I grew up seeing in Japanese kitchens: sliding door china cabinet. I like the wood, black, glass combo. Nice that it has "open" (behind glass) shelving AND drawers.