Winners of 2019 EMEA and Global CEDIA Awards Revealed

CEDIA announced the winners of the 2019 EMEA and Global CEDIA Awards at the sell-out awards ceremony on Thursday 26th September at the V&A in London. The event was a night to remember for members from France, India, South Africa, UAE, the UK, and USA, as they were recognised for their standout work and awarded the top prize in front of an audience of 400 industry professionals. 

The prestigious black-tie event kicked off in style with a drinks reception in the Museum’s famous Dome, which was sponsored by Monitor Audio. From here, attendees headed into the largest and most prestigious space in the museum, the Raphael Gallery, where they were welcomed by Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA Global President and CEO, and enjoyed a three-course dinner. 

Before long, it was time to announce the winners, and once CEDIA Chairman, Dave Humphries, had congratulated the two Volunteers of the Year in attendance — Geoff Meads and Michael Robinson — he introduced the host for the evening, Sally Phillips. Sally warmed up the crowd with her comedic charm before announcing the 2019 EMEA CEDIA Awards winners, as well as the three Global Award winners.

The ceremony concluded with CEDIA Volunteer, Sam Woodward, being awarded the 2019 Special Recognition accolade for his incredible technical knowledge and selfless support for the industry. With spirits high, the crowd headed back to The Dome to enjoy a drink with the after party sponsor, Sonos, and celebrated in each other’s success. 

The full list of CEDIA Award winners is as follows:

Home Cinema Level I 
Winner: Hi-Concept (France) – Le Cinema Garage

Home Cinema Level II 
Winner: The Pyramid Group (UK) – The Cavern

Home Cinema Level III 
Winner: Sound Sense (India) – Arcadian Odyssey
Highly Commended: Perfect Integration (UK) – Le Petite Garnier

Integrated Home Level I
Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – The Disco House
Highly Commended: Woelf (Belgium) – Zen House

Integrated Home Level II
Winner: Intuitive Homes and Ultamation (UK) – Lakeview House

Integrated Home Level III
Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – Le Rocher, Monaco
Highly Commended: TwentyTwo Integration (UK) – Project 701 

Media Room Level I
Winner: BNC Technology (South Africa) – Coral Road 

Media Room Level II 
Winner: SMC (UK) – Superheroes 

Multiple Dwelling Unit Design
Winner: Archimedia (UAE) – Palme Couture

Winner: Homeplay (UK) 
Highly Commended: NGC Systems (UK) 

Best Dressed Rack
Winner: Sound Sense (India) – Arcadian Odyssey

Best Documentation
Winner: Sound Sense (India) – Arcadian Odyssey

Best Hardware
Winner: Cinema Build Systems – Cinema Space Frame System
Highly Commended: Hero Labs – Sonic

Best Software
Winner: Control4 – Control4 Smart Home OS 3

Best Training Course
Winner: CIE Group – AV Over IP Academy

Best Trade Supplier
Winner: Habitech

Best Technology Feature 
Winner: Hayley Gilbert – The English Home

Life Lived Best at Home
Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – Le Petite Garnier

Technology Meets Design
Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – The Disco House

Best Home Cinema – Global
Winner: Sound Sense (India) – Arcadian Odyssey

Best Media Room – Global
Winner: Audio Images (USA) – Up on the Roof

Best Integrated Home – Global
Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – The Disco House

Special Recognition 
Winner: Sam Woodward

“We honoured the best in our industry at the awards ceremony in London — those who have done the kind of work that makes us all proud to be CEDIA members” commented Tabatha O’Connor.

“This is a truly special year to take home a CEDIA trophy, as 2019 marks CEDIA’s 30th Anniversary. Three decades ago, a group of entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and hackers had a vision. They had a passion. They wanted to be able to take what they loved to do and share it with the rest of the world. It was great to have such a variety of members with us at the EMEA awards ceremony — thanks to everyone for supporting CEDIA during your time as a member and encouraging your colleagues as they were awarded a 2019 CEDIA Award.”

This year’s awards ceremony was supported by headline sponsor, ABB, drinks reception sponsor, Monitor Audio, associate sponsors, Blustream, Bowers & Wilkins, Meridian Audio, and Samsung, and after party sponsor, Sonos.

For more information on the winning projects, the awards scheme, and CEDIA, please visit cedia.net/awards.