Once created, each product needed to undergo rigorous testing, such as acoustic, fire and resistance tests, all required to meet Australian building codes and standards for interior solutions. They also underwent testing protocols by a third-party to ensure they met Mirvac's quality assurance. As a result of coloured textiles used in production, the finished product is available in a spectrum of colours and tones. Remarkably, combining the materials used to make the Green Ceramics gives the product a variation and natural character you would expect to get from stone or wood.
'To manage the colour consistency for large orders and bulk builds, we control the input textiles into the mix. Then we get these naturalistic ranges of colour tones; you can produce very light to very dark products or anything in between. The process allows the materials to blend together in an alluring form; it looks almost textural and ultimately beautiful.'
For the SMaRT Centre team, installing their Green Ceramics in the Pavilions Residences by Mirvac apartments at Sydney Olympic Park was a surreal experience, seeing their efforts manifested. 'I got goosebumps seeing the space for the first time. Walking in somewhere and seeing something you've created in a fully functional living space; knowing it’s going to impact the future of our planet, as well as people in their day-to day-life, is almost indescribable.'