Cladding with metal - the island or even the surrounding cabinetry makes a huge impact. It's definitely eye catching, and looks amazing antiqued with a beautiful patina, or gleaming with a mirror finish. It's a great way to highlight different materials. I think it looks best when the cabinetry profiles are kept very clean and minimal, but love how it contrasts in the image with the wood herringbone floor. And it's a fresh new way to highlight the new and very-now metal finishes: antique brass, gold and copper.