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
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.
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