About Us



TAG Hardware studies various storage spaces in the home and creates accessories that reflect modern sensibility and style.

Our engineers create hardware and accessories that are modular, highly functional and aesthetically inspiring. This uncompromising approach has placed TAG Hardware at the forefront as a conscious designer and product developer rather than simply a manufacturer. Our mission is to lead the closet industry with innovative storage solutions, differentiated by design.

We actively respond to evolving tastes and needs by manufacturing locally. We are responsive to the market at home in Canada and the US, but our storage accessories, home office accessories, and garage organization ideas have caught the attention of design aficionados around the world. From Canada and the US, to Europe and Asia – wherever there is an appreciation for form and function – you will find TAG Hardware.


Learn about the background and inspiration that led to the development of TAG Hardware. Watch this video, featuring TAG Hardware President and Chief Engineer, Stephen Lawson.



We seek inspiration from industrial and commercial applications that influence residential concepts.


We study the common storage spaces in the home, the homeowner’s evolving lifestyle, and currently available storage solutions to develop a set of specialized criteria for our design process.


We observe trends in interior design that play a role in translating our concepts into a prototypes. Our finished products serve functionality with high design aesthetic. The various products are designed to work together as Coordinated Hardware Systems ensuring they bring a consistent look to any space.


Before TAG Hardware, designers would have to get hardware, from pole rods and racks to drawer handles, from different suppliers, often in a standard chrome without matching finishes.

Now with TAG Hardware, you can get all the closet hardware and accessories you need in up to six matching coordinated metal finishes, including Polished Chrome, Matte Aluminum, Slate Grey, Matte Nickel, Matte Gold, and Oil-rubbed Bronze.

Get to Know Us


Ian Povey | Vice President,
Sales & Marketing

Ian Povey drives product and marketing strategy, managing all the sales, marketing and customer fulfillment teams at TAG Hardware.

Prior to joining TAG Hardware, Ian ran an international business consultancy, advising technology and manufacturing firms of all shapes and sizes – from lean start-ups to multinational Fortune 500 companies. Over that period, Ian launched over 40 products on a global scale, built high performing sales enablement, marketing, and product teams, and managed the execution of global sales and marketing strategies. Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.

Lew Ferretti | Business Development Manager

Lew Ferretti has been TAG Hardware’s Business Development Manager since 2010, but has been involved with the closet industry virtually since its inception. Lew’s extensive experience in the hardware industry includes sales management, product management, and international business development. He’s a passionate believer in the closet industry.

Lew hails from Jamestown, North Carolina, and started his career working with the residential furniture industry, as a pioneer in the US furniture market for high quality, innovative European hardware. Lew is also an emeritus member of the AWFS Board of Directors and the AWFS Executive Board.

John Runyan | Business Development Manager

A Business Development Manager with TAG Hardware for the past four years, John Runyan has been active in the closet industry for a total of 19 years. Prior to joining TAG Hardware, John had been a Product Marketing Manager for closets with Hafele America, and was formerly the owner of Deep River Closets. John likes to get out and about, and enjoys camping, biking, and kayaking. He resides near Greensboro, North Carolina.

Ariane Brabant | Business Development Manager

Ariane’s career in the closet industry started in Brazil, where she designed custom wardrobes, kitchens, and built-ins.
Ariane located to the U.S. where she became one of the top designers at California Closets for 7 years. She gained a deep understanding of the North American closet market and clients’ needs.

In addition to design and sales her responsibilities included training new designers. She shared her extensive industry knowledge by focusing on addressing clients’ closet wishes while paying close attention to the project management and fulfillment aspects of the sales cycle.
Ariane then founded her own business, Armarium Studio, to educate architects, builders, and closet enthusiasts on how to design functional and efficient storage solutions.