<div class="ExternalClass563D4D0E954E4F938F5F728B957073F7"><p>​The V&A Waterfront's new R50-million Watershed development embodies urbanity in an innovative, light-filled space that is the perfect showcase for the craft and design tenants who now call it home.</p><p>The street-styled market opened its doors to the public on Thursday, 9 October, replacing the previous Blue Shed Craft Market and Wellness Centre and combining the Red Shed tenants. Curator Trevyn McGowan and her team at Source have navigated the evolution of the market to ensure the Watershed's tenant product offering and range focuses on artisans and designers, presenting the very best of the continent under one roof.</p><p>The airy new Watershed is 50% more spacious and a lot brighter, with light streaming in through a 100m-long skylight and a glass façade overlooking the Robinson Dry Dock and Table Mountain.</p><p>Inside, the Watershed is perfectly designed to showcase the quality products all creatively designed, beautifully handcrafted and produced with the warmth and spirit of Africa. Fashion nestles comfortably alongside works of art, precision-made furniture, intricately crafted jewellery, rich textiles, soft furnishings, ceramics, accessories, contemporary curios and much, much more.</p><p>The open-ended Watershed can be accessed via entrances facing the Two Oceans Aquarium on the one side and Jou Ma se Comedy Club on the other.</p><p>The south-facing glass façade also offers unparalleled views over the Robinson Dry Dock towards Table Mountain. Dating back to 1882, the dock is one of the oldest of its kind in the world still in daily use. The working nature of this historic dry dock is in perfect juxtaposition to the crafted wares offered by the 150 traders inside the Watershed. </p><p>A dedicated wellness area will open mid-November on the mezzanine level.</p></div>2014-10-15T22:00:00Z

 

 

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