Transmit heritage to future generations

Share the story of the places dear to you

The life of your ancestors, the place where you grew up, your city, your neighborhood… no one can tell these stories better than you. Genius Loci is a link between past, present and future generations.

Behind every great place is a great story waiting to be discovered

Preserve and valorize your local heritage with Genius Loci

Designed for over 200,000 towns and villages in Europe, our product is both physical and digital. It is a series of stainless steel medals 10 cm across, each uniquely engraved with the name of the town or region and a QR code in the center. With a simple phone scan, wanderers can discover a digital space that reveals the secrets of a place.

Digital space

  • Places management
  • Content co-creation
  • Statistics
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Stainless steel medal for each place

WebApp

  • Original and emotional content
  • Immediately accessible
  • Translations in 1 click

Preserve and valorize your local heritage with Genius Loci.

Designed for over 200,000 towns and villages in Europe, our product is both physical and digital. It is a series of stainless steel medals 10 cm across, each uniquely engraved with the name of the town or region and a QR code in the center. With a simple phone scan, wanderers can discover a digital space that reveals the secrets of a place.

Digital space

  • Places management
  • Content co-creation
  • Statistics

WebApp

  • Original and emotional content
  • Immediately accessible
  • Translations in 1 click
The AppThe Medals

Everyone can become “Genius”

Genius Loci Medals offer history, architecture or culture enthusiasts a simple and effective tool to share their knowledge, in context. In essence, you become a guardian of the place’s memory

The Geniuses are historians, photographers, teachers, travelers, architects, retirees, artists, heritage and nature enthusiasts... perhaps even you.

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How does it work?

What do these medals look like?

Our medals measure 90 x 110mm. Aesthetically timeless, they fit almost anywhere, as close as possible to the subject being enhanced.
We manufacture them in Switzerland, in our own workshop, from brushed stainless steel—a particularly durable and ecological material since it’s so easy to recycle.

Personalization

We offer personalization of medal names, for communities, associations or individuals.
Minimum order: 18 medals.
Ask us for an offer.

Super resistant

We use brushed stainless steel, for its extreme resistance to corrosion and the elements.
The inscription is made using a process of chemical laser engraving, which reacts with the stainless steel and tints the etched parts a deep black. The overall result is a medal that’s far more resistant to scratches, wear and tear than a standard printed panel.

Hidden gems that only locals know about

Where to place the medals

The ambition of Genius Loci is to enhance hidden-away or little-known places. A natural curiosity, an old house, a bench, a statue, a tomb, a village square, a remarkable tree...

The medals have been designed to fit in elegantly almost anywhere, including as close as possible to the object of attraction If it's not your private place, however, consider asking permission before placing

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AboutGenius Loci

2000 years ago, the Romans thought that every place was protected by a Genius Loci, - the spirit of the place.

Today, the “ genius loci » designates the particular atmosphere of a place, its character, its history. The term is particularly used in architecture.

Now we’ve taken up this notion to create a rewarding and easy-to-use tool for cities, community organizations and individual citizens, to promote and digitize their favorite hidden attractions and secrets, while preserving heritage for all to access.

Created in Switzerland by the brains behind Design Sprint Ltd, Genius Loci SA offers the possibility of making hyperlocal destinations finally attractive, at a very affordable cost for cities, associations and communities.

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