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At first glance, it looks like a balloon on some string, but this is the altogether more sturdy Angelina floor lamp from Penta.
Designed by Carlo Colombo, but obviously inspired by the space age excesses of the late 1960s, it has that kind of 'other world' feel about it, brought about by that plexiglass shade which gives off an eerie glow, supported by a varnished metal frame and base.
Not cheap, with prices starting at £986, but certainly a head-turner and essential for that Space 1999 look.
Via Switched On Set