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CEDIA Awards highly successful – make no bones about it

Paddy Baker 6 July 2015
CEDIA Awards 2015

Over 400 industry professionals attended the tenth annual CEDIA Awards on Friday 3 July. The setting for this night of high-class dining, networking and comedy was the Natural History Museum – featuring the iconic 26m Diplodocus, Dippy.

The CEDIA Awards celebrates design, installation and integration excellence in the home technology sector. This year, the scheme attracted over 120 entries from 17 different countries. Comedian and writer Danny Wallace hosted the evening’s proceedings, presenting 17 awards to this year’s winning schemes. Alongside the project and showroom categories, he also awarded three prizes to CEDIA Trade Suppliers. Finally, Peter Aylett received the CEDIA Special Recognition Award for his dedication to CEDIA and the industry.

“As a landmark year for the CEDIA Awards, we are delighted with the exceptional quality of this year’s entries,” commented Wendy Griffiths, chairman of CEDIA EMEA. “We’d like to congratulate all winners who displayed high quality integration at system and design level, and who have undoubtedly set the benchmark higher for next year’s Awards and the industry as a whole. As the most internationally acclaimed industry Awards to date, this year’s winners demonstrated inspiring creativity, innovation and supreme excellence in home automation. We would like to thank all companies who have taken the time and effort to enter the CEDIA Awards 2015.”

The full list of winning projects is as follows:

Best Media Room under £10k

Winner: H&H Audio Visual Ltd (UK) – Highgate Media Room

Best Media Room over £10k

Winner: New Land Solutions Ltd (UK) – Hidden Cinema

Highly Commended: Kensington Audio Visual (UK) – Vertice

Best Dressed Rack

Winner: Cornflake (UK) – Child’s Play

Best Home Cinema under £40k

Winner: The Big Picture (UK) – Leafield House

Best Home Cinema £40k-£100k

Winner: Art Cinema | 3Logic (Poland) – Connoisseur Cinema

Highly Commended: The Big Picture (UK) – Roman Way

Best Home Cinema over £100k

Winner: MACBEE Pvt. Ltd. (India) – The Red Carpet Cinema

Best Lighting Scheme

Winner: Brilliant Lighting (UK) – Lighting a Georgian Townhouse and Mews

Best Yacht Installation

Winner: Archimedia (UAE) – Majesty 122

Highly Commended: Archimedia (UAE) – Majesty 135

Best Showroom

Winner: De Opera Domotica (Netherlands) – Discover Your Senses

Best Custom Solution

Winner: H&H Audio Visual Ltd (UK) – Westbourne Grove Legacy Upgrade

Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer

Winner: Grahams (UK) – The Paladio

Highly Commended: Design Innovation (UK) – Great Minster House

Best Integrated Home Under £100K

Winner: Lifestyle Technologies (Cyprus) – Smart Contemporary Living

Highly Commended: Grahams (UK) – London Penthouse 20

Best Integrated Home £100K-£250k

Winner: Woelf (Belgium) – Golf Loft

Highly Commended: SONA (UK) – Project 1047

Best Integrated Home £250k

Winner: Défi Technique SA (Switzerland) – Jewelbox

Best Energy Management Solution

Winner: Défi Technique SA (Switzerland) – Jewelbox

Best Technology Feature

Winner: Hayley Gilbert – KBB Magazine

Best Training Initiative

Winner: Habitech Ltd (UK) – ProNet Training

Highly Commended: AWE (UK) – Foundation Workshop

Best Innovative Product

Winner: Habitech Ltd (UK) – Ihiji Remote Network Management

Highly Commended: Rako Controls (UK) – Rako NFC Walls Panels

Best Trade Supplier

Winner: AWE (UK)

Special Recognition Award

Winner: Peter Aylett

The CEDIA Awards 2015 yearbook features every project complete with imagery, project synopsis and kit lists, included. The CEDIA Awards 2015 yearbook is available to download from the CEDIA Awards website.

Picture courtesy of Matt Nimmons, CEDIA.

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