Gather family and friends around the kitchen island, and create extra space for cooking and storage.
You don't want to get in one another's way, you've got to have enough space to open drawers and doors. That's why we recommend at least 90 cm all the way around the kitchen island. And if you have the space, you can go up to 110 cm.
If you arrange a kitchen island or cooking island in too little space, you risk that it disrupts a good workflow and impedes the freedom of movement in the kitchen. In addition, if the island is too big, it can make the kitchen seem smaller.