This island is very cool because of how modern it is. In fact, I would say that it has an almost futuristic look to it. The black vinyl chairs are great, and manage to look quite comfortable. The island also doubles as a counter, and can be great for prep and for friends sitting sipping wine and chatting while the cook goes about his or her business. Actually, it looks like there is additional island space just below the counter, which is even better. I like the red tablecloth in the background, and the chandelier is very cool as well.