Eric currently serves as CEO of the Villency Design Group. Under Eric’s leadership the business has grown into a leading consumer product development company while maintaining it’s reputation for innovative furniture and interior design. His prolific body of work includes sports stadiums, airport terminals, hotels, large-scale art installations, fitness equipment, performance apparel, classic car restoration, furniture, LED lighting and electromechanical beauty products including hair dryers and facial cleansing brushes.
Villency has been the recipient of several design awards including the FIT "All Star Salute" award as well as the IFDA "design Industry" award. Recently Well + Good called Villency “The wizard of wellness design” for his innovative work for many of the industry’s leading brands including the development of Soul Cycle’s acclaimed signature indoor bike. He appears frequently as a design expert on national television in addition to authoring numerous articles on the subject (as a former contributing editor to Details Magazine and Best life). Eric has also lectured at FIT and the MIT Sloan School of Management. He currently lives in New York with his son Ronan and wife Caroline.
Eric has worked on several notable commercial, residential and hospitality design projects including: The Rudy Giuliani Urgent Care Unit at St. Vincent's Hospital (New York); Delta airlines Crown Lounges in Miami and Raleigh; The Benz Star lounge at Mercedes-Benz fashion week (New York & Miami); The Club level lounge at Citifield (the new stadium for the New York Mets); Starwood brands including W hotels and Sheraton; The Bryant Park Hotel; the Plaza private residences, The Ritz Carleton Palm beach and offices for Kathy Lee Gifford and Ben Silverman. Villency is owner/developer of @250 a boutique retail development he designed with tenants including Soul Cycle, Organic Avenue, Kidville and dry bar along one of the most heavily trafficked roads in the country. Currently the CEO of the Villency Design Group, Eric has overseen the development of several prominent consumer products for many leading companies including ebay, Rockstar energy, Equinox fitness, the W hotels and Soul Cycle.
Eric has produced and hosted segments on a wide range of topics and interviewed notable subjects including Christiane Amanpour, Liv Tyler, Terrance Howard, Geraldo Rivera, NFL star Demarcus Ware, John McEnroe, Iman and rapper lil Jon. Villency has appeared as a regular contributor on NBC's Today discussing a wide range of topics from lifestyle, and design trends, to fashion, and family issues. In Addition, he has appeared on Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks show, HGTV, Travel Channel, ABC Sports, Mike & Juliet, TBS and was the host of the Fine Living Channel's iDesign. Villency was a producer for the Documentaries State of Security about Richard Clarke and INSEAM The story of emerging fashion designers.
Villency is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. He has also been a Contributing Editor for Details magazine as well as Best Life Magazine. He has written for Departures Magazine, and Women's Health.