Hilary Knight collection. A one-of-a-kind figural iron chair representing Albert Einstein from noted industrial artist Ries Niemi. For 25 years, Ries Niemi has been working mostly with metal, welding, fabricating, machining, forging, and shaping metal in just about every way. He has been involved with public art since the late 1970s, completing over 25 projects across the US. For many years, Ries has been creating, showing, and selling his personal, quirky and humorous artwork in galleries and museums for three decades. 1997.