About The 2011 Awards
CEDIA 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.
About The 2011 Awards Winners
About the About The 2011 Awards
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 EMEA (2001-2003 and 2006-2011) 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."
Alongside these project winners, CEDIA Awards also presented two trade supplier categories; Best Trade Supplier and Best Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier. All HTP 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 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.
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 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.