It's actually two tables joined together. Sure, it would be great for a large dinner party but this is 2017 when food is considered medicine and you can't find two people who share the same diet. I like the table because it invites thinking about large work surfaces. I like to spread out when I work, don't you?
In recent decades a lot's been written about the creative nature of sleep. We acknowledge that when we reach a creative impasse and decide to "sleep on it." How often have we all woken up and spent half an hour on our backs immobilized by our half sleeping brain still sifting through ideas at a breakneck pace?
BTW, I'm aware that suddenly leaving the table to work is rude to the friends who remain. I'm also aware that a nearby thinking room seems terribly contrived and eccentric. Obviously an idea like this requires modification to work in the real world. It's just fun to think about.