Winners of 2021 CEDIA EMEA & Global Awards celebrated at in-person ceremony

CEDIA revealed the winners of the 2021 EMEA and Global CEDIA Awards at its sell-out, in-person ceremony held at Illuminate at the Science Museum in London last night (11 November).

With 375 industry professionals in attendance, and a global audience watching via a live stream, the event celebrated the best in the industry from around the world, with CEDIA EMEA members from France, India, Portugal, South Africa, and the UK taking home accolades.

The big winners of the night from the EMEA region were Macbee from India, winning a total of four awards including the Global Best Home Cinema category for the company’s ‘The Camellias’ project, and BNC Technology from South Africa who took two awards, including the Best Global Media Room award for its ‘The Arabian’ scheme.

CEDIA Board chairman, Rob Sutherland opened the event with a welcome speech. Commenting on the evening, he said: “The spectacular Illuminate at the Science Museum was a wonderful setting to acknowledge excellence in the design and application of technology from our creative and talented members.

“This was truly a special year to take home a CEDIA trophy, as we joined together for the first time since 2019, following the disruption caused by the global pandemic. Everybody celebrated the outstanding achievements of our award winners in style and we all look forward with a renewed sense of optimism to a bright and positive future ahead for our industry.”

Matt Nimmons, managing director of CEDIA EMEA presented the awards throughout the evening with help from Alex Emson and Ben Davidson from headline sponsor, Monitor Audio; Katy Bradshaw from pre-dinner drinks reception sponsor, Meridian Audio; Stephen Rhead from after party sponsor, Sonos; and Paul Foulkes, Oliver Ray, Kris Hogg, Arnaud Laborie, and Benoit Munoz representing the event’s associate sponsors KNX, LG, Samsung, and Trinnov respectively.

The full list of CEDIA EMEA and Global Award winners are:

Home Cinema Level I

Cinema Lusso (UK) – Triangles

Home Cinema Level II

Dark Side Of The Room (France) – Number 2

Home Cinema Level III

Macbee (India) – The Camellias

Integrated Home Level I

SONA (UK) – Get A Grip

Highly Commended: Future Automation Solution (India) – Shivadh Residence

Integrated Home Level II

Awicon (India) – Baymount Loft

Integrated Home Level III

Cornflake (UK) – Clink Wharf

Highly Commended: GLO AV (UK) – Dulwich Town House

Media Room Level I

Cornflake (UK) – Clink Wharf – My Other Home Cinema Room

Media Room Level II

BNC Technology (South Africa) – The Arabian

Multiple Dwelling Unit Design

Imperium Building Systems (UK) – Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People

Showroom

JOOCED (UK) – The Experience

Best Dressed Rack

Macbee (India) – The Camellias

Highly Commended: SONA (UK) – Get A Grip

Best Documentation

Macbee (India) – The Camellias

Highly Commended: SONA (UK) – Get A Grip

Best Lighting

Cinema Lusso (UK) – Triangles

Most Innovative Solution

Consexto (Portugal) – Skyfall

Best Hardware

Zuma – Lumisonic

Best Software

Crestron – Crestron Home

Best Training

Snap One – Professional Certified Network Administrator Training

Best Trade Supplier

Gallo Acoustics

Life Lived Best at Home

Imperium Building Systems (UK) – Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People

Technology Meets Design

Dark Side Of The Room (France) – Number 2

Best Home Cinema – Global

Macbee (India) – The Camellias

Best Media Room – Global

BNC Technology (South Africa) – The Arabian