Eric currently serves as CEO of the Villency Design Group. Under his leadership the business has grown into a leading consumer product development company while maintaining it’s reputation for innovative furniture and interior design.
Villency has been acclaimed as a visionary and his unique multidisciplinary approach to design has produced a prolific body of work that includes sports stadiums, airport terminals, hotels, hospitals, large-scale art installations, fitness equipment, performance apparel, automotive design and restoration, furniture, consumer electronics and product design.
Well + Good called Villency “The wizard of wellness design” for his innovative work for many of the industry’s leading brands including designing Soul Cycle’s acclaimed signature indoor bike. Recently, Men’s Health called the interactive exercise bike Villency created for Peloton the “best Cardio Machine on the planet ” in their annual fitness awards issue and Inc. magazine named Eric one of the most influential designers to watch in 2016. He appears frequently as a design expert on national television in addition to authoring numerous articles on the subject. Villency has lectured at FIT and the MIT Sloan School of Management and been honored for is achievements in design with awards from FIT and the IFDA. He currently lives in New York with his son Ronan.
In addition to product design and development work for influential brands including eBay, Soul Cycle, IMG, Equinox, Bloomingdale’s and the CFDA, Villency’s notable interior design work includes numerous facilities for Delta Airlines and Mercedes-Benz, The Sterling Suites at the New York Mets Citi Field stadium and executive offices for NBC News. He also designed, built and developed @250, a wellness-focused boutique retail development on Long Island, NY. Villency’s hospitality projects include The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, W Hotels, Sheraton, The Bryant Park Hotel, St. Vincent’s hospital and the Plaza Hotel Residences.
Television & film
In addition to his design work, Eric has appeared as a regularly contributing design and lifestyle expert on NBC’s Today in addition to segments for Good Morning America, PBS, The Tyra Banks Show, HGTV, and the Travel Channel. He has produced and hosted numerous pieces on design, lifestyle and wellness, and interviewed notable personalities including Christiane Amanpour, Terrance Howard and John McEnroe. Formerly a contributing editor for Details and Best Life magazines, he has authored pieces for The New York Times, Departures, The Huffington Post and Women’s Health. Eric has also lectured at FIT and the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Villency was formerly the Contributing Editor for Details magazine and Best Life magazine. He has also authored pieces for The New York Times, Departures magazine, The Huffington Post and Women’s Health.