The 2019 EMEA & Global CEDIA Awards ’“ Who won?

Last night, the 2019 EMEA and Global CEDIA Awards took place at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

The sell out event commemorated some of the best projects and companies in the residential AV industry from France, India, South Africa, UAE, UK, and the USA. 

The prestigious black-tie event began with a drinks reception in the Museum’s famous Dome, which was sponsored by Monitor Audio. The 400 industry professionals who attended were then led through to the Raphael Gallery, the largest and most famous part of the Museum, where Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA global president and CEO formally opened the event before attendees enjoyed a three-course meal. 

After the dinner, British actress and comedian Sally Phillips took to the stage for the evening’s entertainment before presenting the awards to the deserving winners. 

Best New Software - Control4 Smart Home OS 3
Best New Software went to Control4's Smart Home OS3

CEDIA’s chairman, Dave Humphries began proceedings by congratulating the two Volunteers of the Year in attendance – Geoff Meads and Michael Robinson. 

The ceremony concluded with Sam Woodward being awarded the 2019 Special Recognition accolade for his incredible technical knowledge and selfless support for the industry. 

The winners are listed in full below:
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 2 - The Pyramid Group
Perfect Integration took home the Home Cinema Level II award for 'The Cavern' project

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

Integrated Home Level 3 - Perfect Integration
Perfect Integration ended up taking home a total of five awards, including this one for Integrated Home Level III 

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

Multiple Dwelling Unit - Archimedia
Best Multiple Dwelling Unit Design went to Archimedia (UAE)

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

Home Cinema Level 3 - Sound Sense
Best Home Cinema Level III Global Award went to Sound Sense (India) for their 'Arcadian Odyssey' project 

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

Once the awards had been presented, the guests then returned to the Dome for the after-party, sponsored by Sonos to celebrate the success of the industry. 

“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,” said 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 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. 

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