AND THE WINNERS ARE…

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) has announced the winners of the prestigious CEDIA Awards 2011 at a glittering black-tie ceremony on Friday 8th April at One Mayfair in London’s exclusive West End.

Held in association with AWE Europe, Loewe, Panasonic and Philips Dynalite, the Home Technology Event and Wildwood PR, the CEDIA Awards scheme recognises excellence in home technology integration and design across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan.  Famous television actor and self-confessed smart home enthusiast, Trevor Eve, presented the awards in front of an audience of 300 industry professionals and media at the Gala Dinner.  

Amongst the winners were some outstanding installations, including Grahams Hi-Fi, who won the Best Media Room over £15,000 category for ‘The Pope’s House; which the judges praised as “a beautiful bedroom which doubles as a completely concealed media room – incredible integration.” Prestige Audio triumphed with ‘Northwood Home Cinema’ in the Best Home Cinema £40,000-£100,000 category; a true re-creation of a cinematic experience in the home, with an easy-to-use design for intuitive use by all family members.

Elsewhere, SMC’s ‘Chelsea Family Home’ proved a clear winner in the Best Integrated Home £30,000-£100,000 , through its incredibly flexible and technically impressive installation.  Henri Intégrateur Domotique won in the Best Integrated Home over £100,000 category for ‘Villa des Amis’; an amazing family retreat in France with an expansive, integrated custom installation, featuring lighting, whole home audio, video, security, and control of all electronics across all four floors of the property.  

Robert Hallam, Chairman of CEDIA Region 1 and CEDIA Awards Chair of Judges said. “We appreciate the amount of time and effort it takes to enter the Awards and we would like to thank all our members for supporting the scheme again this year. The standard of this year’s event was incredible. Our members have really raised the bar, both in terms of standard of entries and the expectations of what can be achieved.”

The full list of winners, highly commended entries and finalists in the CEDIA Awards 2011 is:

Best Media Room under £15,000

Winner:                       Dawsons Group, Integrated Media Room                      UK

Finalists:                        Adept IS, Hutchinson’s Home                                       UK

                                    Clever Association, Pannal Hall                                     UK

                                    De Opera Domotica, Kid-Friendly Media Room             Netherlands

                                    Imagine This, Family Zone                                             UK

Best Media Room over £15,000

Winner:                       Grahams Hi-Fi, The Pope’s House                                 UK

Highly Commended:     Olive AV, The Art House                                             UK

Finalists:                        Elytronic, City Centre Penthouse                                 Cyprus

Sensory International, The Playroom                             UK

Best Home Cinema under £40,000

Winner:                       The Big Picture, The Junk Room                                               UK

Finalist:                         Dawsons Group, Loft Space Cinema                              UK

Best Home Cinema £40,000 - £100,000

Winner:                       Prestige Audio, Northwood Home Cinema                   UK

Finalists:                        FAB Audio Visual, Lofty Ambitions                                UK

Definitions, Sporting Life                                               UK

Best Home Cinema over £100,000

Winner:                       FAB Audio Visual, Arabian Nights                                 UK

Finalists:                        Dawsons Group, Country Home Cinema                     UK

Sphere Custom, House Khoury                                                South Africa

Best Integrated Home under £30,000

Winner:                       Elytronic, Hi-Tech Renovation                                      Cyprus

Finalists:                        Dawsons Group, Integrated Multi Room System                       UK

Clever Association, Pannal Hall                                     UK

Best Integrated Home £30,000 - £110,000

Winner:                       SMC, Chelsea Family Home                                          UK

Highly Commended:     De Opera Domotica, Modern Home                             Netherlands

Finalist:                         Elytronic, City Centre Penthouse                                 Cyprus

Best Integrated Home over £100,000

Winner:                       Henri Intégrateur Domotique, Villa des Amis                 France

Highly Commended:     Federal Technologies, Private Villa                                 Abu Dhabi

Finalists:                        Grahams Hi-Fi, The Pope’s House                                 UK

                                    i-Life Solutions, Brantingham Family Home                     UK

SMC, Elysium House                                                    UK

Best Innovative Solution - Residential

Winner:                       MR Domotica, Custom Built Motorised Hidden TV       Netherlands

Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer

Winner:                       SMC, The Lancasters                                                    UK

Best Marine

Winner:                       Sensory International, MY CLOUD 9                            UK

Highly Commended:     Dawsons Group, MY Chiqui                                         UK

Finalists:                         Dawsons Group, MY Natasha                                       UK

                                    Studio LGL, Yacht 1                                                      Italy      

Best Dressed Rack

Winner: Lewis Building Technology, Integrated Home Automation & Security   UK

Finalist:                         Adept IS, Hutchinson’s Home                                       UK

 

Alongside these project winners, CEDIA Awards were also presented in two trade supplier categories; Best Trade Supplier and Best Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier.  All ESP members were entitled to vote on both categories.

This year’s winner of Best Trade Supplier went to Crestron. Winner of Best Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier went to Lutron.

Winner of this year’s Best Technology Feature was Caramel Quin, Grand Designs for an article with plenty of useful advice and practical tips.

New to this year’s Awards was the Technician of the Year category, open to nominations by member companies, seeking to reward an installer who consistently produces work to the highest standard. The victor of this Award was Laura Lazzerini from Italy’s, Studio LGL.

Established to recognise and reward high quality system design, installation and integration, the CEDIA Awards help to set the standard for CEDIA ESP members across CEDIA Region 1.  A prestigious line-up of individuals presided over the 2011 CEDIA Awards judging process.  Chaired by Robert Hallam, the panel included Tom Dunmore, former editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine; Jenny Gibbs, the recent Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID); Steve May, former editor-in-chief at Future Publishing; David Mitchell from the Home Builders Federation (HBF), Clare Newsome, editor-in-chief of What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision and Director of Pitman Tozer Architects, Luke Tozer.

For further information on the Awards, go to www.cedia.co.uk/awards.

For more information, please contact:

Matt Nimmons                         or                     Alexandra Azrak / Jeff Hayward

Operations Director                                         Wildwood PR Ltd

CEDIA UK                                                       The Stables

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Cambridgeshire                                                            West Sussex

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Tel: 01480 213744                                           Tel: 01293 851115

matt@cedia.co.uk                                              name.surname@wildwoodpr.co.uk

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