the ultimate in beautiful minimalist kitchen island design can be found in the grace kitchen by schulte design. a german based firm headed by franz-josef schulte, all of their furniture and designs are exquisite. but today i'll only be highlighting the grace kitchen island (because i really really want one). it is a stout solid wood worktable (available in maple, oak, walnut, olive, plum, apple or cherry) boasting innovative retracting electrical receptacles and five disappearing drawers. coordinating wood and leather benches, as well as cutlery-drawer organizers, are also available.