This is a new innovation in design. It seems that the idea of having 3 out of the 4 parts of a room completely wood paneled has the appeal of clean and futuristic lines.
The benefit of such rooms is that the curved wood covering the room is the main feature, and one does not have to do much else to decorate it.
In both examples the table and chairs are modern and are the focal point of the room.
I like that the wood is warm enough to fill the emptiness of the room, but it is still a little too minimalist for my taste.
Still an interesting design concept.