- Horoscope: Cancer
- Net worth: $5 000 000
- Ethnicity: North American
- Nationality: American
- Fathers name: Robert Villency
- Mothers name: Rowann Villency
- Education: University of Wisconsin
- Hair color: Dark brown
- Eye color: Blue
- Lucky number: 8
- Lucky stone: Moonstone
- Lucky color: Silver
- Match marriage: married
Eric Villency: biography
Eric Villency is the Chief Executive Officer of Villency Design Group, the company that was created by his grandfather in 1932. Villency was named as one of the most influential designers by Inc magazine, and he received the FIT "All Star Salute" award in 2001.
Childhood and youth
Eric Villency was born in New York in 1975. He is the child of Rowann, a media artist, and Robert, the chairman of the Villency Design Group. Villency's family is of white ethnicity. Speaking about Eric's education, he attended the University of Wisconsin.
In 1932, Eric's grandfather, Maurice Villency, started his own business by creating a furniture company in New York. The company got the name of Villency Design Group, and in 1998, Eric became its Chief Executive Officer.
In 2002, Villency opened the Maurice Villency store in Manhattan and also launched the collection of home accessories which became the first one in his company. In 2006, Eric opened Villency Atelier for designers. In 2008, he invented the new business idea, Villency Pure Design, the collection of furniture which was produced in an eco-friendly way.
Villency has appeared a lot of times at Savanah College of Art & Design as a lector. After the 2008 year, Eric has worked out various design project for St. Vincent's Hospital, W hotels, Sheraton, Kathy Lee Gifford's office, etc. Besides, he has designed the Peloton indoor bike for fitness clubs. It was a great invention which was covered by media a lot, especially in Forbes.
Villency has written for various sources like The New York Times, Women's Health, and he also worked as an editor for the Details and Best Life Magazines. Eric is a contributor to the Huffington Post.
For 2019, Eric has a net worth of $5 million that he earned from his design projects, television work, and lecturing.
As a former model, Eric is still connected to the fashion world. The Villency Emerging Fashion Fund has such partners as Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Erin Featherston, and other famous designers.
In 2007, the businessman launched his own fashion brand and named it "Restoration of the Monarchy." The face of the company became Julia Roitfeld, a French art director, and model. In 2009, Villency created a design project of the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge at the Fashion Week in New York.
Villency has appeared on different television programs such as Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, Travel Channel, etc. On the Today Show, he was a recurrent guest, and there he participated in various discussions about design trends, family, success, and so on. Besides, Eric was the host of the Fine Living Channel's iDesign and executive producer of the documentary INSEAM, which was about fashion designers.
In 2006, Villency married Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former assistant of District Attorney of San Francisco and a host of the talk show on Fox News, The Five. Also that year, the spouses welcomed their son, Ronan Anthony. In 2009, Eric and Kimberly got divorced. Villency's second wife became Caroline Fare, a Swedish designer. Despite the common interests, the couple separated in 2017, in four years after their marriage.
As a successful man, Eric has an interesting page on Instagram where can be found images of him traveling around the world, hugging his son and cooking something tasty at home.