Today we speak to the stylish and design savvy Eric Villency:
Eric Villency is the CEO of Villency Design Group, a company founded by his grandfather. Villency however is not one to coast on his family’s laurels; in fact he has successfully turned a family-run furniture business into one of the most internationally influential product design and interior firms. Not only has he overseen the transformation of lounges for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Citi Field, but he has worked with brands like Peloton, Organic Avenue, Equinox, and SoulCycle, helping them develop some of their signature products and apparel. Now, despite having countless projects in the works, Villency has launched his own line of fitness apparel, which has already been picked up by Bloomingdale’s.
As Villency explained to us, “I was born in New York City. I came from a very artistic family where creative expression was always encouraged. My Grandfather was a huge style influence in my life and his uncontrived approach to style is something that made a big impact on me.”
As for his personal style:
Pants: I tend to wear mostly denim or full suits. Again, most of my suits/ pants are from my tailor. For kicking around casual I have some great Relwen cargo pants too.
Suits: Again, working often in Italy and Hong Kong I especially appreciate skilled tailors (…I really like Napoli’s Eidos)
Shoes: Prada men’s shoes (their classic unlogo’d styles with understated branding ) are comfortable and timeless.
Underwear: big fan of Tiger of Sweden for an off the beaten path brand of men’s underwear.
Outerwear: Triple Aught Design leads the way on outerwear and technical sweaters.
Favorite Cologne: Creed (though my favorite one, Santal Imperial is currently vaulted)
Favorite piece of technology: iPad– I spend half my life designing things and the other half showing it to people.
Next tech purchase: a vintage 1940’s Emerson Tube radio. You never know the next tech trend…but they don’t make them like they used to.