News of: Sunday, February 06 2005,

HEMA store gets Sikkens Prize

The Hema has won the Sikkens Prize 2004. The prize was handed over yesterday evening in the Beurs van Berlage.

The prize is awarded every year to an architect, artist or organization that uses colour in a characteristic, creative or independent way.

HEMA is a store with general household commodities, one of the largest chains in the Netherlands.
It is well-known for its design of common household goods (such as linnen, cutlery, pots and pans, clothes, home decoration, etc.). The design is mostly colourful, and above all simple and 'clear', regarded by some as typically Dutch design.

Hema stores in Amsterdam can, for example, be found at the following shopping streets in the centre of Amsterdam: Kalverstraat (near the Mint Tower) or Nieuwendijk (near Dam Square).