The Directors

The key members of the team have amassed a wealth of experience, and are highly qualified and accomplished. They have gone on to undertake projects with a global reach, such as One Hyde Park in London, townhouses in Belgravia, villas in the Middle East and developments in both New York and Los Angeles.

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Charu Gandhi, founder and director of Elicyon, is a registered Architect and has worked in the field of architecture and interior design for close to two decades. Together, Charu and the Elicyon team provide a personal, accomplished service to clients; creating exquisite homes with a scrupulous attention to detail that demonstrate their passion for uniqueness, materiality and craft.

Charu Gandhi

Director

Charu Gandhi established Elicyon in 2014, driven by a desire to combine the rigours of her architectural practice with her creative flair and passion for design and craft. Together with her dynamic team of talented Designers, Architects and Project Managers, Charu takes each client on a highly personalised journey, working closely with them throughout the design process to understand their brief and capture it through her vision by establishing a design language that is appropriate to them, the project, location, architecture and history.

Charu is a qualified Architect, registered with RIBA and ARB, who studied and taught at the Architectural Association before joining the London offices of Allies & Morrison Architects in 2006.
In 2011, Charu joined the Candy & Candy group. Her role in the private commission team saw her running their highly prestigious international portfolio of commissions, which included exclusive villas and private homes across India and Africa and residences in the esteemed One Hyde Park development.

Her international upbringing has instilled in her a wealth of knowledge and experience that allows her to move seamlessly between different cultures. Charu is inspired by historical references and cultural details via travels and people, architecture, sculpture and theatre.

Cecilia Halling

Creative Director

Cecilia Halling is an experienced Interior Designer whose forte is creating stylish, elegant and luxurious spaces. She has a masterly approach to designing bespoke and tailored residential schemes for high net worth individuals, as well as exclusive property developments.

Before joining Elicyon, Cecilia was part of the design team at Candy & Candy and Morpheus London, where she gained valuable insight and experience in all aspects of interior design. While there she successfully completed assignments within both the luxury residential and developments market and has worked internationally on projects in Belgravia, Holland Park, One Hyde Park, Beverly Hills and New York City.  

As Creative Director at Elicyon, Cecilia’s exemplary creative vision ensures that every project is innovative, unique and fulfilled to the highest level of excellence.

Her innate talent is focusing on the working relationship with the client, delivering design work that is accomplished expertly, efficiently and fastidiously. Her flair guarantees that each project is an outstanding success, surpassing the needs and desires of the client.

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David Harris

Projects Director

David Harris is an experienced project manager, with extensive knowledge of overseeing the design process, construction and completion of projects.  

Prior to joining the team at Elicyon, David was the European Construction Manager for Burberry, where he supervised the restoration and redevelopment of Burberry’s landmark heritage flagship store on London’s Regent Street. He also was responsible for developing stores across Europe in historical and protected buildings. His experience in developing complex, high-budget retail projects makes David an expert project manager.   

David’s expertise, insight and astute judgement make him proficient in understanding the necessary attainment of quality, but also the importance of completing projects within intense timeframes and strict budget guidelines. This enables David to consistently deliver projects of the highest calibre.  

View Our Recent Projects

  • Chelsea Barracks

    Elicyon was given the prestigious opportunity to design the ambitious show apartment at Chelsea Barracks, a truly unique development and the first of its kind in Chelsea and Belgravia.

    Elicyon sought to draw on interiors that would reflect the history of the space, fluently combining the interior scheme to match the context of the building.

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    Mayfair Park Residences

    Elicyon are excited to showcase their bold design work, which formed the central vision for a client’s property at the Mayfair Park residences, London. Lending our striking and sophisticated taste, Elicyon created an exciting fusion of strong prints, beautiful Ikats and florals, alongside a multitude of textural materials such chunky wools, burr veneers, brass, marble and lucite.

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    Clarges, Mayfair

    Elicyon was appointed to design this exquisite 2,400 sq ft, two-bedroom apartment in Clarges, Mayfair. When designing this property, we wanted to pay credit to the strong, Art Deco architectural style of the building by Squire & Partners, and its beautiful views overlooking Green Park and Buckingham Palace.

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