CEDIA Announces 2014 Award Winners

July 14, 2014 — Article

In the majestic surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) revealed the winners of its ninth annual CEDIA Awards, which celebrates design, installation and integration excellence in the home technology sector. The black tie gala with an audience of over 300 guests from the residential custom installation, interior design and architecture worlds attended this special annual event. This year there were more than 150 impressive entries from 16 different countries competing for the prestigious CEDIA honours in 17 categories in addition to 3 special awards.

The Venue at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

The selection process is very strict and totally independent as throughout the entire judging process the identity of the companies taking part in the CEDIA Awards remains completely anonymous to preserve the integrity of the adjudication process. Each installation category is judged by an expert panel drawn from the worlds of architecture, interiors, property, IT, smart home journalism and, of course, custom installation to ensure the highest standards of scrutiny for each and every entry.

A first round of technical judging is complemented by a final rigorous assessment to determine the category winners. As well as the need to be integrated and beautifully concealed with the interior, important factors also considered include compliance with industry best practice, the imaginative and appropriate design and use of technology, impeccably designed and installed racks, value for money as well as that all important ‘wow’ factor.

The winners with the CEDIA team

The full list of winning projects for 2014 is as follows (photos above category):

Best Media Room under £15,000

  • Winner: Cornflake (UK), Kinsella Gardens

Best Media Room over £15,000

  • Winner: Philharmonic Audio Visual (UK), Wimbledon Media Room
  • Highly Commended: Bespoke Home Cinemas (UK), The Dark Side

Best Home Cinema under £40,000

  • Winner: ET Home Cinema (UK), Playroom to Cinema

Best Home Cinema £40,000 – £100,000

  • Winner: Finite Solutions (UK), What Lies Beneath

Best Home Cinema over £100,000

  • Winner: Smartcomm (UK), Sensational Hi-Tech Surrey Home
  • Highly Commended: T&T Automation (UK), Tanglewood

James & Giles-Integrated Home under £100,000

Best Integrated Home under £100,000

  • Winner: James & Giles (UK), The BREEAM Home
  • Highly Commended: ISIS Integrated Systems (UK), Mayfair Art Deco House Renovation

Best Integrated Home £100,000 – £250,000

  • Winner: Grahams Hi-Fi (UK), ÜberHaus
  • Highly Commended: Lifestyle Technologies (Cyprus), Luxury Beachfront Residence

Best Integrated Home over £250,000

  • Winner: SMC (UK), Park House
  • Highly Commended: Andrew Lucas Limited (UK), Island Retreat

Best Lighting Scheme over £25,000

  • Winner: Andrew Lucas Limited (UK), Island Retreat

Sensory International-Yacht Installation

Best Yacht Installation

  • Winner: Sensory International (UK), Project NB423
  • Highly Commended: Sensory International (UK), Project Y702

The Next Level-Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer

Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer

  • Winner: The Next Level (UK), The Lansbury
  • Highly Commended: Perfect Integration (UK), Metropolitan Wharf

Andrew Lucas-Innovative Solution

Best Innovative Solution

  • Winner: Andrew Lucas Limited (UK), Island Retreat

Sona Projects-Dressed Rack

Best Dressed Rack

  • Winner: Sona Projects (UK), Project 1047

Best Energy Management Solution

  • Winner: Face to Face Digital (UK), Historic Grade I Revival

Best Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier

  • Winner: AWE (UK), Philips Dynalite Training Course

Best Showroom

  • Winner: Cornflake (UK), No. 41 Windmill Street

Best Innovative Product

  • Winner: HD Connectivity (UK), HDanywhere Modular 4K

Best Trade Supplier

  • Winner: Habitech

Best Technology Feature

  • Winner: Chris Haslam for feature in Homes & Gardens

Special Recognition Award

  • Winner: Mike Beatty

We could not have been more delighted with the exceptional quality of entries this year, says Kris Hogg, Chairman of CEDIA Region 1 which covers the UK, Europe, Africa, the CIS, Middle East, India and Pakistan. The successful winners and highly commended projects have been captured in the CEDIA Awards 2014 yearbook. The yearbook celebrates the hard work and creativity put into every project with impressive imagery, project synopsis and kit lists included. The CEDIA Awards are open only to CEDIA member companies. The Awards yearbook is available to download from and printed copies will also be available.

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