The Elekit EK Amp—a vacuum tube hybrid stereo amplifier—was designed by Koichi Futatsumata, but it could have been designed by Jon Ive or Dieter Rams himself. Simple, pure lines, and most probably out of my price range.


The amplifier is made by a Japanese audio equipment manufacturer that usually sells do-it-yourself kits. The EK Amp, however, comes as this from the factory. It has a low 10 x 10 watt output, tone control stage, and the usual input and output jacks. But most importantly, it looks so pretty I would like to take it out for dinner. [Case Real via Dezeen]