THE 2017 CEDIA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

On Friday 29th September, the industry gathered together to award excellence and professionalism of CEDIA® members at the 2017 CEDIA Awards. Hosted at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 430 industry professionals were part of the magic, enjoying an evening of networking, fine dining, and toasting their goblets to the award winners.

Beginning with a drinks reception, guests enjoyed a tour through the renowned Harry Potter set, before settling on Platform 9 ¾ for a three course dinner. Adding to the splendor, British actor, presenter, and comedian who is known for his involvement in the Harry Potter films, Warwick Davies, hosted the awards. 

After sharing some interesting tales from his film and TV appearances, and leaving the audience in fits of laughter, Warwick announced the night’s winners.  Following the EMEA awards ceremony, Warwick also presented the three Global Award winners, with integrators from America and Pakistan taking the coveted accolades.  The ceremony concluded with Ian Morrish, Founder of Together for Cinema being awarded the CEDIA Special Recognition Award.

The full list of winning projects is as follows:

Best Media Room £20,000 and under

Winner: TwentyTwo Integration (UK) – Perfect Perspective

Best Media Room £20,000 - £80,000

Winner:  Life Emotions (Portugal) – Music/DJ Room

Best Media Room £80,000 and over

Winner: Synergy Technologies (Pakistan) – AI Media Room

Best Home Cinema £40,000 and under

Winner: Philharmonic AV (UK) – Wandsworth Home Cinema

Best Home Cinema £40,000 - £120,000

Winner: The Pyramid Group (UK) – Haines Family Cinema

Best Home Cinema £120,000 - £240,000

Winner: Clever Association (UK) – Deep Blue Cinema

Best Integrated Home £120,000 and Under

Winner: Brownhen Solutions (UK) – The Downs

Highly Commended: Cyberhomes (UK) – Lutterworth Contemporary Home

Best Integrated Home £120,000 - £240,000

Winner: Archimedia (Dubai) – JBR Penthouse

Best Integrated Home £240,000 - £360,000

Winner: Clearly Automated (UK) – The Windmill

Best Integrated Home £360,000 and over

Winner: NV Integration (UK) – Siam Super Smart House

 

Best Innovative Solution

Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – 119 Ebury Eco Excellence

Highly Commended: Clever Association (UK) – Mission Control

Best Auto, Marine and Aircraft Project

Winner: Luxury Engineering (Russia) – Varvara Yacht

Highly Commended: Archimedia (Dubai) – Majesty 110

Best Special Project

Winner: Clever Association (UK) – Equestrian Stables

Best Lighting Control and Installation

Winner: The Pyramid Group (UK) – Ladies Lake

Highly Commended: Teksclusive (UK) – Ammonite House

Best Multiple Dwelling Unit Design

Winner: Mosaic Audio & Visual (UK) – Soho Apartments

Best Showroom

Winner: Henri (France) – La Maison

Best Documentation

Winner: Brownhen Solutions (UK) – The Downs

Highly Commended: Henri (France) – The Grand Prix House

Best Dressed Rack

Winner: Henri (France) – The Grand Prix House

 

Best Software

Winner: The Cinema Designer (UK) – The Cinema Designer

 

Best Hardware

Winner: Meridian (UK) – Meridian 218

Best Training Course

Winner: LILIN (UK) – Surveillance for Custom Install

 

Best Trade Supplier

Winner: Invision (UK)

 

Best Technology Feature

Winner: Martina Lees

Life Lived Best at Home

Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – 119 Ebury Eco Excellence

Technology Meets Design

Winner: NV Integration (UK) – Siam Super Smart House

Best Home Cinema – Global

Winner: DC Home Systems (USA) – Playhouse Theater on the Lake

Best Media Room – Global

Winner: Synergy Technologies (Pakistan) – IA Media Room

Best Integrated Home – Global

Winner: Land & Sea Entertainment (USA) – Surf’s Up

Special Recognition

Winner: Ian Morrish – Together for Cinema

“We were incredibly impressed with the standard of entries this year and thank all of those who took part in the 2017 CEDIA Awards” comments Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA. “On behalf of CEDIA, I’d like to congratulate our winners on the excellence, talent, and creativity shown in every category. The awards evening was not one to forget this year, and we hope that our guests enjoyed celebrating the best of our industry with us.”

All CEDIA Award winners and finalists are showcased in the annual CEDIA Awards 2017 yearbook. The yearbook celebrates the hard work and creativity put into each project with impressive imagery, project synopsis and kit lists included. The Awards yearbook will be available to download from www.cediaawards.org and printed copies will also be available.

Supporting the CEDIA Awards this year as official sponsors were Bowers & Wilkins, IFSEC International, Meridian Audio, Murideo and The Cinema Designer. Starting the evening in style, HEOS and Definitive Technology joined together to sponsor the drinks reception, welcoming guests to the CEDIA Awards ceremony.

For more information on the winning projects, the Awards scheme and CEDIA, please visit www.cediaawards.org.   

 

About CEDIA

CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for 3,700 member companies who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA is committed to helping members at every level set a pathway to prosperity by offering industry-leading education, training, and certification; delivering market intelligence through proprietary research; providing opportunities to foster community within the channel, and cultivating awareness with industry partners and consumers. CEDIA founded the largest annual residential technology show, now in its 27th year, and co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, the world's largest AV and systems integration exhibition. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Life Lived Best at Home.

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