The Swagwagon is a nomadic information center commissioned by the Lausanne Jardins International Garden Festival. A mobile branding kiosk and a podium by which passer-bys and festival participants can speak to an audience, the Swagwagon is formally a flight of stairs modified to become deceptively comfortable seating. Two folds, one of wood and the other aluminum, create the base form while a series of trusses act as both structural core and handrail. Each side is programmed differently to support its own agenda. Signage, seating, storage, and merchandising create the wagon that will travel from garden to garden and in various parades during the quadrennial festival.
The wagon was designed and constructed over the course of three weeks in an empty barn in Switzerland with three main tools: chop saw, track saw, and screw gun. Conceptualized as a large piece of furniture, particular attention to craft and joinery was employed to construct the Swagwagon as an exquisite object.
Designed by James Chesnut and Christopher Reznich.