AVD | Integrating Light, Sound and Vision.

About us


Leaders in our field

Audio Video Designs was founded by Charles and Caroline Speedy in 1994. Charles was a Hi-Fi enthusiast and Caroline’s father was a practicing electrician. The idea of supplying fun, discrete music and video systems for client’s homes seemed like an exciting opportunity!

Business grew quickly at this time and Charles and Caroline decided the best way forward was to import specialist products, largely sourced from the USA, that included In-wall/in-ceiling speakers, IR multi-room audio and video distribution.

In 1999, AVD began distributing Lutron Lighting controls and this business has continued to develop and grow.  To complement the Lighting Control business, Lutron Sivoia Window Shades were added to the offering in 2006.

Built upon our strong heritage of innovation

Today the AVD team enjoys working with New Zealand’s best integrators, architects and designers to supply solutions that are installed into the finest homes, marine projects and commercial spaces in New Zealand.

If you would like to find out more about lighting, shading and audio that will make your space a wonderful place to be, please contact us. We would love to be a part of your story.

As leaders in our field, we bring together quality equipment from around the globe to create an easy living environment.

We’d love to hear from you!