This evening, I am going to open the program Collecting Design with Cultured Magazine at the NY School of Interior Design. The topic of this evening lecture is collecting mid-century American Design. I am going to include Isamu Noguchi's Chess Table, which the Japanese sculptor originally made in 1944 for the "Imagery of Chess" exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York City. In 1947, director of design at Herman Miller, George Nelson produced the table in a limited quantities, and it had never entered production. The most recent example was sold at S$S Auctions last year for $109K.