Bringing to life Timothy Fok Tsun-Ting’s passion for Lingnan culture, and recreating the meaningful heritage of Nansha’s maritime heritage, has been an incredible experience as a proud Cantonese interior architect.
Maritime Silk Road
East meets West
While designed with the modern traveller’s needs in mind, Stone Inn Boutique Hotel gives rise again to the old-world character and charm synonymous with Lingnan culture. From the outside in, our Studio continued combining the best of Southern Chinese interior architecture and furniture styles with Western European ones.
Interiors make use of Victorian-era bricks, punctuated by over 100 Manchuria-styled stained glass windows. Similar objects of cultural significance can be found corner to corner throughout the property.
Stylus Studio sourced antiques from across South East Asia including kerosene lamps (Malaysia), and hand crafted cement floor tiles (Vietnam), while many other furniture pieces come from the admired private collection of Mr Fok.
Like many of our projects, sustainability remained a key consideration. Nanshsa’s maritime past was subtly conveyed using recycled fishing boats for ceiling decorations and roof beams; thus bringing form and function for guests through environmentally sourced materials.
The expression of Lingnan culture in architecture and interiors tends to favour pale colours, with highlights of red and green, contrasted with intricate furniture pieces featuring relief carvings.
Experience the old world with the comforts of the new world
Stylus Studio’s illumination of Lingnan culture and hospitality comes through our old-world maritime narrative, sustainable materials and east-meets-west influences. Stone Inn captures these ideals and offers a unique hospitality experience, and with 41 rooms with different themes, there is much to experience in this boutique hotel.