Founder & CEO
As our name attests, Industrie Tapware is predicated on servicing the renovation industry. With a background in scrap metal recycling and international trading and an affinity for renovating homes in Sydney, founder Ryan Comerford identified a gap in the market and launched the brand in 2018. “Most tapware had to be purchased through retail outlets that rarely, if at all, passed on discounts to the industry,” he says, explaining the genesis of the wholesale brand.
“Designers, architects, boutique builders and bathroom renovations companies were selecting fittings and constructing homes and not getting any direct support from any manufacturers. That didn’t square with me.” Ryan designed Industrie Tapware as a way to sustain small and medium-sized enterprises in the building sector with a polished array of well-priced products. “We see the direct impact of not only helping to change their businesses but also their lives,” he adds.
Meet The Team
Business Development Executive
Product pick: “The Bells range. I like that it’s a progressive mixer and so minimal in appearance. It looks exceptional in any style of bathroom.”
Favourite finish: “Timeless chrome. The finish, which is beautifully presented in our range of tapware and accessories, always looks impressive.”
EA & Operations Co-Ordinator
Favourite finish: “Brushed nickel. It is a brilliant alternative to chrome tapware – cool, modern and surprisingly versatile. It works with various design styles.”
Product pick: “The Cove Kitchen Mixer. It’s sleek, stylish and adds that ‘wow’ factor to any kitchen or laundry. It makes cleaning and preparing food a breeze.”
Dream bathroom: “I have so much fun creating dramatic powder rooms for my clients. Playing with sumptuous finishes and adding texture with interesting splashbacks."
Favourite finish: “Our raw brass collection looks incredible in a moody-luxe bathroom. I also appreciate that it’s the most eco-friendly finish and comes in its natural state.”
Dream bathroom: “I love traditional bathrooms with chandeliers hanging over freestanding baths, panelled walls, wall sconces and glamorous mirrors.”
Wow tiles: “Marble tiles, especially when laid in a herringbone or chevron pattern. We have marble mosaics that add personality, style and elegance to a room.”
Dream bathroom: “My fantasy bathroom would be equipped with a green marble vanity, raw brass tapware and lots of natural light. It’s a little bougie and a little boho.”
Product pick: “The Bondi Kitchen in matte black. It’s a sexy and sophisticated choice. Matte black has transitioned from being a trendy option to a timeless one.”
Product pick: “The Resort freestanding bathtub – it’s such a cool design. It looks like an egg and is incredibly comfortable for long soaks.”
Wow tiles: “We have this vibrant style called Popcorn, which is made up of illustrations of Hollywood icons. It’s so fun and it would look amazing in a games room.”