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CEDIA AWARDS 2011: Winners for best design, installation and integration in CEDIA Region 1

April 09, 2011 — Article

CEDIA presented the winners of the prestigious CEDIA AWARDS 2011 at a glittering black-tie Gala Dinner ceremony on Friday 8th April at One Mayfair in London’s exclusive West End.

The famous television actor and self-confessed smart home enthusiast, Trevor Eve, presented the awards in front of an audience of 300 industry professionals.

The CEDIA AWARDS recognises excellence in integration and design across the CEDIA Region 1 which includes the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, India and Pakistan. Robert Hallam, Chairman of CEDIA Region 1 and CEDIA Awards Chair of Judges commented, “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 below, or download the brochure with complete details and photos here :

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, The 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,The 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, The Netherlands

Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer
Winner: SMC, The Lancasters, UK

Best Marine
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.

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.

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