Development of Restaurant Uniforms Designed Using Local Cultural Resources: Focused on Yeosu & Suncheon-City

지역문화자원을 활용한 요식업 유니폼 디자인 개발 -여수 순천 지역을 중심으로-

  • Na, Hyun-Suk (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Bae, Soo-Jeong (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Chonnam National University)
  • 나현숙 (전남대학교 생활과학대학 의류학과) ;
  • 배수정 (전남대학교 생활과학대학 의류학과)
  • Received : 2020.03.19
  • Accepted : 2020.04.22
  • Published : 2020.05.30


The purpose of this thesis was to design and develop restaurant uniforms for Yeosu and Suncheon-City using local cultural resources by investigating the present situation of restaurant uniforms. The study was conducted through literature review and practical research on uniform designs. The practical research included investigating and analyzing the recent uniform designs of 60 spots in both cities and the preference of local cultural resources, finally suggesting eight restaurant uniform designs and four original samples. It was found that most workers in both cities wore shirts and pants or aprons as uniforms and also that the restaurant uniforms had many problems, such as poor designs, functionality, and the lack of local characteristics. According to these results, a design concept called 'Colorful Night Sea' was built for Yeosu using a design motive of a Yeosu Expo symbol, a Big-O Show shape, and Dolsan Gat flowers. For Suncheon-city, a design concept called 'A Rural Landscape' was built using a design motive of Nagan Eupseong and a field of reeds in Suncheon Bay. The restaurant uniform items included a top (shirt or blouse), pants, apron, and headdress in both cities. This study is meaningful as it helped improve the local image and economic situation, by proposing distinct uniforms designed by using local cultural resources.


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