in constant flux

Laokoon‘s ‘Textile Art’ is a composition of technology, material science, and natural organic forms. It relies on the traditional sewing and weaving techniques of plastic strands. According to the company:

‘Tradition is not the wisdom of the past but it is alive and moving. Laokoon’s structural technology originated from earlier studies, but it also involves a 21st century production and design technology.’

The project is an open framework; it evolves as one attaches new materials to it, demonstrating its own personality. Ultimately, the intent is that the appearance is in constant flux. All artificial forces that impact the sculpture evolve into curves and waves; they converge into a certain dynamic harmony and serenity. You affect the body a certain way and it responds by taking on a bio-morphological shape that pleases the eye and stimulates creativity and imagination.
At present, the world tends to follow minimalist ideas in which everyone seems to simplify and purify. ‘Laokoon’ reverses this process with a mantra stating that life and nature are full of shapes, colors, and emotions. Each design is influenced by moments such as a dance of the morning sun’s rays, or as buds transforms into blooming flowers, or the portrayal of the Northern Lights. The textiles and objects borrow energy and passion from these images.


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Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.


One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.