Pallucco are re-editing the Bolle floor light by Joe Colombo. It is 173cm high and equipped with two fluorescent tubes running up the centre, supplemented by a 100W halogen uplighter. Contrary to early announcements, the tubes are always dimmable, but the uplighter isn't. It comes in black or white:
Joe Colombo is one of the characters who most influenced design in the 1960s (and not just design -- he was also a painter, a sculptor, an architect...). These were exciting times -- technological advances, space exploration.... His particular fascination was with the habitat of the future, demonstrating his ideas using his own flat -- he moved four times in ten years.