World's best home cinemas crowned at 2019 CEDIA Awards

The 2019 CEDIA EMEA Awards and Global CEDIA Awards have been announced, with UK installers among those triumphing in the industry body's celebration of dedicated home cinemas, media rooms and smart home installations.

UK installer Pyramid AV scooped the prize in the Home Cinema Level II category for it basement projected dubbed The Cavern (pictured above), a system employing bespoke acoustic treatments (including 56 separate laser-cut panels), 9.3.6-channel immersive audio, and a 3.3m screen fed by a JVC 4K HDR projector. Read more about this stunning project in HCC #304, on sale October 2.

Another UK winner was SMC in the Media Room Level II category (pictured below), while Perfect Integration picked up five awards across the Integrated Home, Technology Meets Design and Life Best Lived at Home categories, plus a Highly Commended recognition in the premium Home Cinema Level III category.

In the Global Awards that combine the EMEA region with American and Asia Pacific projects, Indian installer Sound Sense followed its 2018 win with another Best Home Cinema award, US company Audio Images scooped Best Media Room, and Perfect Integration won Best Integrated Home.

The full list of CEDIA 2019 Award winners:

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

Showroom 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