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, automotive design and 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. 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.
Villency’s current projects include design and product development for many of today’s most influential companies including ebay, Rockstar energy, Equinox fitness, the W hotels, Bloomingdales and Soul Cycle.
Eric has worked on several notable commercial development projects including The Rudy Giuliani Urgent Care Unit at St. Vincent's Hospital (New York); Delta airlines Crown Lounges (Miami & Raleigh); Benz Star lounges for Mercedes-Benz fashion week (New York & Miami); The Club level at Citifield home of the New York Mets. His Hospitality work includes The Ritz Carleton Palm beach, W hotels and Sheraton properties, The Bryant Park Hotel, the Plaza private residences and office space for Kathy Lee Gifford and NBC corporate executives. He designed, built and developed @250 a boutique retail mall development he owns with tenants including Soul Cycle, Organic Avenue, Kidville and Dry bar along one of the most heavily trafficked roads in the country.
Television & Film
Eric has produced and hosted numerous pieces on design, lifestyle and wellness. He has interviewed serveral notable personalities including Christiane Amanpour, Liv Tyler, Terrance Howard, Geraldo Rivera, NFL star Demarcus Ware, John McEnroe, Iman and rapper lil Jon. He has appeared as a regular contributor on NBC's Today in addition to segments for Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks show, HGTV, Travel Channel, ABC Sports, Mike & Juliet, TBS. His feature film producer credits include the Documentary State of Security about Richard Clarke.
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.