We're big fans of the Phonofone, that, through passive amplification alone, will instantly transform any personal music player and earbuds into a "sculptural audio console" with no external power required.

If you are too, you may be seriously tempted by the news that the ceramic speaker has been created in black in limited run of 200 pieces.

The Phonofone from the dark side is available to order now for 400 euros, which translates to around £320.