Cutting-Edge Materials for the Home

Creating a truly unique home is one of the joys of home ownership. Many seeking to personalize their residences in an unmistakable way do so by settling on an unusual paint color, a trip to the antique fair or an estate sale for a stand-out find, or decorate with mementos from travels.

But what if you had a budget that allowed you to think big? Not just concerning yourself with what goes on the walls, but what the walls are made of? Global materials consultancy Material Connexion has scoured the world to confer their annual Material of the Year awards, and this year's finalists offer up some intriguing possibilities.