African design and craft has found a new home in the light and airy space of the recently opened Watershed at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Formerly know as the Blue Shed, the market is now housed in the building that incorporates the unused historic warehouse, Workshop 17. The two structures have undergone a radical transformation courtesy of Wolff Architects. Watch our interview with Heinrich Wolff about it here.
The building now accommodates a new market-style retail space on the ground floor, dedicated exhibition and event space above that, as well as the new innovation hub of the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business.
About 150 tenants, carefully curated by Trevyn McGowan of Source, have set up shop in the retail space, offering a wide range of products across categories such as fashion, jewellery, craft, homeware and decor.
Here is a taste of what to expect.