About Us

Showroom & Studio | Chris Zimberlin's Bio


For over two decades, Limeline has represented some of the world’s leading design houses, proudly showcasing a curated collection of outstanding contemporary furniture pieces. Situated at Cape Town’s prestigious V&A Waterfront, the Limeline showroom displays the best in interior design, alongside the first Minotti mono-brand showroom in Africa.

We are proud of our long-standing dedication and commitment to promoting design awareness to the South African architecture & design community.



Limeline provides a seamless architectural and interior design service for the residential, corporate and hospitality sectors. We instil balance and beauty in spaces, striving to unlock maximum potential for clients from both a visual and functional perspective.

"We create homes and interior spaces with strong lines, symmetry, comfort and attention to the smallest detail." — Limeline Founder, Chris Zimberlin

Having qualified as a building engineer in Holland, Chris furthered his studies in architecture, followed by a master’s degree in property development in South Africa – where he was involved in construction and property development in the Gauteng luxury housing sector.

Wishing to contribute towards addressing social issues in Southern Africa, Chris then focussed on low-cost township housing. His interest in local communities led to the development of schools and community centres, harnessing direct investment from the mining industry. These grass-roots endeavours further honed the application of practical building principles with high-end execution.

Since founding Limeline in the late nineties, Chris and his team have worked on a variety of projects, ranging from beach bungalows to luxury apartments, houses and hotels, all with varying time constraints, budgets and design briefs.