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Eric Villency

Inc. Magazine recently named Eric Villency as one of the most influential designers to watch and Well+Good called him “The wizard of wellness design” for his innovative work in the fitness industry. Under his leadership of the Villency Design Group the business has grown into a preeminent 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, fashion, automotive design, furniture, consumer electronics and product design.

In addition to designing Soul Cycle’s original acclaimed indoor bike, the interactive exercise bike Villency created for Peloton was called the “best Cardio Machine on the planet ” by Men’s Health. 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 his achievements in design with awards from FIT and the IFDA.

Design work

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

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.

Published work

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.

Design work


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.

Published work


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.

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  • NY Times – A Diverted Flight Offers Lessons on Keeping Cool
  • The Gift of Fitness
  • Ode to New York
  • Watch It! Made in the USA
  • Walk Like a Man
  • How to Get Your Guy to Appreciate the Stylish Things in Life
  • The 80’s Strike Back
  • Remembering the Hamptons
  • Father’s Day Gifts: What Dads Really Want
  • Design Scorecard For the First Half of 2010
  • A Reason to Believe: The NFL Draft
  • Fashion’s Night Out: The Streets Are Rocking
  • Fashion Week’s First Day: Only in New York
  • Diet and Exercise: One Man’s Awakening
  • Testing the Torch
  • What’s the best way to up romance quotient at my apartment?
  • Why would anyone need custom-made shoes?
  • What’s the right style of jeans for a man in his forties?
  • Are techno suits that boast resistance to stains and wrinkles pure gimmick?
  • My gym clothes make me look a putz. What should I wear?
  • My Father’s Fitness Rules
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