recent press

"Los Osos created a space that clearly communicates Coroflot's creative vision, can grow with the company, and makes the most of resources at hand—including a mobile office-on-wheels." - Fast Co. Design

"Reflecting the innovation and creative flexibility of the community for which it was built, the MWU encapsulates the personality of Coroflot and can grow to accommodate the needs of the company as it expands into the future."
designboom 

"It’s a clever office on wheels..." - Design Milk

"Sarrazin even designed a custom furniture system that fits together as elegantly as Lego blocks." - Portland Monthly

"The design is defined by a clean geometry and vibrant color."
Contract Magazine

You can also read about the Mobile Work Unit in...

Interior Design MagazineElle Decor ItalyCurbedCore77Dexigner,
InhabitatTreehuggerPortland Business Tribune,
Woodworking NetworkPop-Up City

Created by portland studio LOS OSOS, the ‘mobile work unit’ (or MWU for short) is half trailer and half office, created for the design oriented jobs website coroflot. reflecting the innovation and creative flexibility of the community for which it was built, the MWU encapsulates the personality of coroflot and can grow to accommodate the needs of the company as it expands into the future.
It seems like the concept could extend way beyond offices?

I see the next version in so many different flavors—office, retail, showroom, home. And each has its own challenges and parameters that would determine what the skin would be, the size, how much light is let in, how much storage, all those fun design problems. It would be exciting to find manufacturers.
— Laurence Sarrazin Takes Her Multidisciplinary Approach to Portland – Interior Design Magazine, 2016
The Shopkeepers, Storefront Businesses and the Future of Retail  –   gestalt, 2016

The Shopkeepers, Storefront Businesses and the Future of Retail  –   gestalt, 2016

Hand-Eye Supply has leveled up! After realizing we were rapidly outgrowing our small Chinatown space, we had a choice: find a bigger rental, or walk our DIY talk with an ambitious project of our own. Just six months after making the bolder choice, we opened the doors of the brand new Hand-Eye Supply, our custom designed and team-built home at 427 NW Broadway, where we’re ratcheting up our role as an inspiring resource for creative minds.
— Core77 – A Look Inside The New Hand-Eye Supply , 2014
Core77  –  Hand-Eye Supply's *The Creative Spark* Team Lights up the Starlight, 2011

Core77  –  Hand-Eye Supply's *The Creative Spark* Team Lights up the Starlight, 2011

ID Magazine  –  2001 Design Review, 2001

ID Magazine  –  2001 Design Review, 2001

Young designers have extricated function from the dour context of functionalism and given it the meaning of ice cream. Every craving you ever had to devour a banana split comes raging through the memory circuits, making you want to clutch the svelte Cosmo digital mobile phone, designed by Trium for Mitsubishi. Or Laurence Sarrazin’s spiffy Banana Bag, a plastic shoulder bag filled with banana-shaped containers for hand-held and desktop work tools.
— New York Times – Design Review: Products of a Modern Dreamscape To Keep Noses to the Cybergrindstone, 2001

Exhibitions

ShowPDX, Red Series with Diane Pfeiffer – Portland, OR, 2016

ShowPDX, Red Series with Diane Pfeiffer – Portland, OR, 2016

Attempts at Breaking into a Glass House with Nora Wendl                                        –  The Art Institute. Portland, OR, 2014

Attempts at Breaking into a Glass House with Nora Wendl                                        –  The Art Institute. Portland, OR, 2014

Models and Maham  –  Museum of Contemporary Craft Lab. Portland, OR, 2012

Models and Maham  –  Museum of Contemporary Craft Lab. Portland, OR, 2012

Body Building  – Curated by Christine Taylor. Portland, OR, 2011

Body Building  – Curated by Christine Taylor. Portland, OR, 2011

BFA thesis project featured in Workspheres exhibition  –  Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY, 2001

BFA thesis project featured in Workspheres exhibition  –  Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY, 2001