Unique Kitchen Lighting

italian kitchen with floor lamp | KitchAnn Style
I found this kitchen on an Italian website and I was struck by the lighting for the island.

italian kitchen 

It is lit by the Achille and Pier Castiglioni Arco floor lamp. I have always loved this iconic light but I’m not sure I’d want it in the middle of my kitchen.

What do you think?  Is this an innovative idea or better as a photo prop?