It’s been 27 years since Beth Novak Milliken returned home to help her mother run the family’s famed Napa Valley wine estate— Spottswoode. Hard work, persistence and fortitude have paid off for the Novak family.
Long regarded as a “minor craft”, ceramics have emerged from the annals of antiquity and shelves of granny’s china cabinet to become a platform for social commentary, a place to confront tradition, and a medium in which to explore form over function.
Brent Freedman and Robin McMillan founded Gamla, a contemporary design studio for furniture and objects in 2013. Since then their chairs and Gimli, their highly successful line of canine oriented objects inspired by their dog of the same name, has put them on design aficionados’ radars.