The last year has been an exciting one for Elicyon. Charu Gandhi, founder and director, moved with her team into a new, larger studio in Kensington Village, celebrating their fifth anniversary with a panel event to discuss ‘craft as the new art’, alongside Elicyon’s suppliers.
Throughout 2019, Elicyon continued to grow its portfolio of landmark London projects, including Chelsea Barracks and private apartments in Clarges Mayfair, and expanded further internationally with projects in India, Dubai, Sri Lanka and China. In the pipeline are some impressive projects for 2020, and Elicyon is moving into the hospitality space for the first time. ‘I love the way we’re designing spaces at home and around the world as a British brand,’ says Charu. ‘While we are always influenced by the location, history and heritage of the space we are working in, British craftsmanship shines through every Elicyon project.’
Global political and economic upheaval have of course impacted the property and interior design industries during the past year, but Elicyon’s approach is to meet uncertainty with optimism and openness. ‘Our clients still have a strong belief in British design and craftsmanship,’ says Charu, ‘and there’s a definite drive to ensure that Britain retains its status as a powerhouse of design and creativity. Design students from around the world are still choosing to train and work in Britain and the breadth and variety of talent in Elicyon’s team allow us to create the most beautiful work. Now, more than ever, we must adapt to new trading agreements and work proactively to ensure that new, emerging design talent continues coming to Britain.’
Elicyon prides itself on its storytelling ability and the way it takes its clients on a creative journey