Design challenges are opportunities, not problems.
In this case, the owners wanted to open an existing kitchen island to the adjacent breakfast/living area and provide better seating around the island. That sheetrock arch had to go!
Keep as much existing cabinetry and flooring as possible. (It was all still like new.)
Provide electricity to the island without disrupting the whole house. (The existing electrical feed came from the ceiling.)
Keep the original island almost unchanged.
Create the breakfast area by placing a boomerang-shaped piece of granite on top of it at the edge.
Create a knick-knack shelf tower that allows the electricity to feed the island.
An unusually sculptural island that's a piece of art as well as a functional object!