Enjoy a collection of musings, deep thoughts and good times from our crew here at Foerstel.

'sea me' algae

studio nienke hoogvliet tufts rug from fishing net and sea algae yarn:
‘sea me’ is a result of seeking more sustainable solutions for the textile industry. #design #ddw14 #textiles #rugs #sustainability

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bee free honee

Bee populations have been dying at a rate which the US government says is economically unsustainable. Honey bees pollinate plants that produce about a quarter

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animated art

Minneapolis designer Brock Davis likes to play with his food. From his famous broccoli house to his gummy bearskin rug and the fantastic rice krispyhenge,

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8 in 10 parents buy organic

U.S. families are increasingly embracing organic products in a wide range of categories, with 81 percent now reporting they purchase organic at least sometimes. This

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power swing

A pop-up art installation outside the International Centre for the Arts in Guimarães, Portugal, the art collective Moradavaga added a modern, industrial twist to the

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

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.