Minter Ellison : Australia

Minter Ellison

250 circular Appareo achieve modern edge

When Minter Ellison, one of Australia’s largest law firms, wanted to create a refreshed and unique refurbish for their Sydney office, they chose 250 of the circular white Appareo LED fixture from Fagerhult to achieve a modern edge.


Minter Ellison is one of Australia’s largest international corporate law firms. The Sydney CBD office is located in Governor Macquarie Tower, Sydney. The tower is regarded as Sydney’s pre-eminent office building, built on the site of Australia’s first Government House. Being the third tallest building in the city, it is among the most visually dominating buildings in the Sydney CBD skyline.


Along with various specially designed architectural lighting products installed, 250 of the circular white Appareo were chosen to provide the focal point in the main office area. Each work station then had its own controllable luminaire situated above it.

The Appareo is a suspended luminaire which maximises the design flexibility offered by LED’s, without compromising on the requirements for efficiency and ergonomics. The light is distributed indirectly towards the ceiling and directly down towards the work surface, providing the ambient and task lighting levels demanded in contemporary office spaces.

With the direct/indirect LED Appareo that becomes transparent when turned off, the fitting was able to provide both functional lighting and the unique image that both the architect and lighting designer were looking for. Using this approach, they were able to avoid the use of the standard base building light troffer and therefore exposed the ceilings and their quality materials and finishes.