Barrett-Jackson Teams Up With Luxury Designer, Local Artist for Upscale Suite

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jan. 30, 2016 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, has teamed up with IMI Design Studio, an upscale interior design boutique, and Phoenix artist, Angel Diaz to create the Green Room, worthy of hosting our featured entertainer during the Barrett-Jackson 45th Anniversary auction.

“The Barrett-Jackson Auction is a lifestyle event that attracts celebrities and VIP guests from across the country,” said Carolyn Jackson who worked closely with the design team. “This year we’re hosting some of the top names in the entertainment industry including the featured entertainer for our Opening Night Gala, Zac Brown Band, along with Jay Leno, Sharon Stone and Burt Reynolds. We’re also welcoming high profile business leaders such as Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company and John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. We want all of our guests to have a wonderful experience while they’re here and feel our Green Room is a perfect place for our guests to relax and unwind.”

Barrett-Jackson enlisted the help of Anita Lang, founder and principal designer at IMI Design Studio, a Scottsdale-based luxury interior design firm. Using Zac Brown Band as the inspiration for the design, Anita and her team created a raw, southern unassuming lounge. The room boasts an industrial edge that is masterfully mixed with pieces from the 1970s to create a unique vibe. Materials of rebar and cement block are mixed with saturated over-dyed rugs and vintage pieces.

“What I love about the Zac Brown Band is that they don’t try to be cool, it’s just who they are,” said Lang. “They are true to themselves and I wanted the Green Room to convey that sentiment.  My favorite piece is a vintage brown leather low sofa from the 70s. The Green Room is a space that is a tribute to the band, as well as luxury design.”

A focal point of the Barrett-Jackson Green Room is “Sagrado”, which consists of two 4 foot x 8 foot MDF Boards painted by Angel Diaz, a Phoenix-based artist. The graffiti-style mural was inspired by Zac Brown Band’s album cover, “Uncaged” and was painted by Diaz in the Green Room.

Experience the 45th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction in style with a Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience Package. Information on available packages and how to be a part of this world-class lifestyle event is available here.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2016, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally.Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.

About IMI Design
IMI Design, LLC is an upscale, full-service interior design studio with offices in Scottsdale, AZ and Truckee, California.  Founded in 1990 by Anita Lang, the firm specializes in pre-construction and pre-renovation design.  In this approach, interior designers work with architects, builders and contractors to ensure that their clients’ interior spaces flow effortlessly with their homes’ and businesses’ architecture.  IMI Design’s award winning projects have been featured in magazines and broadcast media outlets in the US and abroad.  For complete information about IMI’s services and projects, please visit online at www.imidesignstudio.com or call 480-970-8979.

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