S.F.G.F (Social and Family Gathering Facilitator)
by Hee-rim Jung
Apartments usually consisted of divided spaces composed of Living, Dining, and Kitchen spaces. Recently, apartment configurations are consistently changing into a shared Living, Dining and Kitchen (L.D.K) space.
In Korea, the dining area is categorized into visible or community space (open space). The living and dining spaces merge with one another to organically share the two spaces into one. When many guests congregate to the kitchen, space is necessary. In this case, everyone cannot fit in the kitchen therefore guests spread to the living area. The living and dining areas are considered and used as one large area.
As a tool to assist and hold food, beverages and dining goods, the Social and Family Gathering Facilitator (S.F.G.F) is able to be utilized in the kitchen and moved to other areas of the home.
Baby boomers are the target market for the S.F.G.F. This group considers community social gathering, in the home, an important part of today’s culture. There are a variety of home gathering purposes and trends in each generation. Recent trends consist of spending time comfortably in the home.