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Icon – Figaro AirPlay tube radio

We'd do anything to get our hands on this drool-inducing hybrid of old school tech and modern design

I don’t know what I’m looking at, but I want it. Now.

Join the queue. Designer Morten Gronning Nielsen can take all the credit for this stunning Figaro tube radio concept – which radiates so much style, it actually hurts our eyes if we stare at it too long.

Is that an Arc reactor?

You mean the fictional nuclear power source embedded in Tony Stark’s chest? No. No it’s not. What you’re looking at there is an old school tube amplifier, which means that any tunes blasting out of those pyramidical speakers (via AirPlay, naturally) should destroy solid state amps in both warmth and quality.

I keep throwing my money at the screen, but nothing’s happening.

That’s because this is sadly just a concept for now, but we’re crossing everything we can that Mr Nielsen’s stunning design gets produced by someone in the near future. Also, online shopping – you’re doing it wrong.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

Areas of expertise

Computing, mobile, audio, smart home