CEDIA has announced the winners of the 2021 EMEA and Global CEDIA Awards at its sell-out awards ceremony held at the Science Museum, London on Thursday 11th November.  

In front of an enthusiastic in-person audience of 375 industry professionals, and a global audience watching via a live stream, the event proved to be an enjoyable and exciting night for all, especially the winning CEDIA members from France, India, Portugal, South Africa, and the UK.  

Two companies from the region to enjoy particularly successful evenings were Macbee from India and BNC Technology from South Africa. Macbee won four awards in total including the Global Best Home Cinema category for the company’s The Camellias project; while BNC Technology emerged with two awards, notably the Best Global Media Room award for its The Arabian scheme.  

“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,” says Rob Sutherland, CEDIA Board Chairman.

“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.”    

The prestigious black-tie event kicked off in style with a lively drinks reception before attendees headed into Illuminate, a fantastic space offering expansive and dramatic views over London.  

Guests were welcomed to their tables by Rob Sutherland and enjoyed a delicious three-course dinner. CEDIA EMEA, Managing Director, Matt Nimmons then presented the Awards with the help of 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 is as follows: 

Home Cinema Level I  

Winner: Cinema Lusso (UK) – Triangles 

Home Cinema Level II  
Winner: Dark Side Of The Room (France) – Number 2 

Home Cinema Level III  
Winner: Macbee (India) – The Camellias 

Integrated Home Level I 
Winner: SONA (UK) – Get A Grip 

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

Integrated Home Level II 
Winner: Awicon (India)– Baymount Loft 

Integrated Home Level III 
Winner: Cornflake (UK) – Clink Wharf 

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

Media Room Level I 
Winner: Cornflake (UK) – Clink Wharf – My Other Home Cinema Room 

Media Room Level II  
Winner: BNC Technology (South Africa) – The Arabian 

Multiple Dwelling Unit Design 

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

Showroom 

Winner: JOOCED (UK) – The Experience 

Best Dressed Rack 

Winner: Macbee (India) – The Camellias  

Highly Commended: SONA (UK) – Get A Grip 

Best Documentation 

Winner: Macbee (India) – The Camellias  

Highly Commended: SONA (UK) – Get A Grip 

Best Lighting 

Winner: Cinema Lusso (UK) – Triangles 

Most Innovative Solution 

Winner: Consexto (Portugal) – Skyfall 

Best Hardware 
Winner: Zuma – Lumisonic 

Best Software 
Winner: Crestron – Crestron Home 

Best Training  
Winner: Snap One –Professional Certified Network Administrator Training 

Best Trade Supplier 

Winner: Gallo Acoustics  

Life Lived Best at Home 

Winner: 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 

Winner: Macbee (India) – The Camellias  

Best Media Room – Global 

Winner: BNC Technology (South Africa) – The Arabian 

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