While it looks like a piece of alien technology, the Hibou is actually a ceramic radio.
French designers Celia Torvisco and Raphael Pluvinage worked together on the project. The ceramic body of the radio has a palladium paint, which has conductive properties, meaning one can control the power, volume and frequency of the radio by touch. The designs on the side of the radio are functional, giving the user the maximum amount of control over the radio’s various techy features.
Above image: The Hibou by Celia Torvisco and Raphael Pluvinage.
The Hibou by Celia Torvisco and Raphael Pluvinage.