Century of Progress International Exposition was a World's Fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934, celebrating the city's centennial. While the official theme of the fair was technological innovation and progress, Herman Miller introduced a new furniture line, designed by furniture and industrial New-York-City-based designer Gilbert Rhode (1894–1944),
who began working for the company the previous year. One of the more memorable pieces in this early collection was a vanity, model 3920, made of various exotic woods. It was sold last year at Wright for only $5,000. So who says that it is impossible to buy collectible design of historical value for reasonable $$?