In a rare South African collaboration between art and business, Union House in Commercial Street, Cape Town, is a space that nurtures crafts and enterprise. The closed façade of the three-storey canary-yellow heritage building conceals an air of enviable creative industry. Its soaring interior is a stimulating space of original timber flooring and ceiling beams, industrial structural elements and an ever expanding whimsical collection of eclectic vintage furnishings, increasingly from the mid-20th century. The building itself predates this era, harking back to 1895 and a chequered history as a warehouse and factory. In its cathedral-like interiors, artists, crafters and industry professionals practice their skills.