Dinner parties usually suck after the first 20 minutes (“Oh please, tell me more about your duties as second shift supervisor!”). But with the carbon fiber-constructed Monolito and Megalito table, you’ll be content to sit and stare at this marvel of engineering at least through the creme brulee and cappuccino. The 12-foot-long table holds all your grandma’s fancy china, despite resting on just one leg. British designer Jules Sturgess even ups the precarious ante by narrowing down the table gradually to five millimeters thick. It’s a great conversation piece–unlike the inner workings of that second shift.