The Quo Vadis story

For over 60 years now, Quo Vadis has been helping school children, students, adults and professionals plan their lives.

The company is continuously reinventing itself, using time as a source of inspiration and tirelessly reworking its planners.

Les prémices de Quo Vadis en 1954 spécialiste de lagenda
  1. docteur_beltrami
    1954

    Editions Quo Vadis is born

    Quo Vadis was founded in Marseille in 1954, when Dr Francis Georges Beltrami came up with his own personal way of structuring his time, a unique concept that gave him an overview of his week’s appointments at a glance. From a simple ink pad the Agenda Planing® was born: a tool that allowed him to view his entire week at a glance, and a concept that was to change his life forever. Soon after, he closed his practice, patented his design and set up the Editions Quo Vadis publishing house in Marseille.

  2. agenda_planing_quo_vadis
    1955

    The Ministre, Président and Affaires planners are launched

    The Ministre planner was the first in a long line of diaries, and gave way to the larger Agenda Planing®. In 1955, this format was available as the

    Président planner (21 x 27cm), followed by the Affaires planner (pocket-sized: 10 x 15 cm) in 1960.

  3. quo_vadis_consecration
    1962

    Acclaim

    The Quo Vadis planner was short-listed at the Musée du Louvre’s ‘Arts et Industries’ exhibition, and ultimately awarded the honorary prize that marked it out as one of the leading products of the 21st century.

  4. quo_vadis_eurotextagenda
    1964

    The Textagenda is born

    Over the years, Quo Vadis expanded and experienced one thrilling development after the next. In 1964, the brand launched the Textagenda®, a page-a-day planner originally designed for self-employed professionals, which quickly became an iconic choice for students and school children. It has been a firm favourite with students of all ages ever since!

  5. quo_vadis_international
    1966

    Worldwide success

    In 1966, the company took its first steps into the wider world. The famous Agenda Planing® was made available in English, German, Italian and Spanish and sold around the world. That same year, Quo Vadis produced corporate gifts for companies, and the first planners for Coca-Cola were made.

     

  6. service-client
    1978

    France's first consumer address

    Quo Vadis was the first French company to provide consumers with an address for contacting head office.

  7. jerome-nusse
    1999

    Quo Vadis joins the Exacompta-Clairefontaine group

    The company joined the famous stationery group Exacompta-Clairefontaine in 1999, with Jérôme Nusse appointed director of Quo Vadis.

  8. Application numérique Quo Vadis
    2019

    The next chapter

    Over 65 years after it was first founded, the company is now headquartered a few miles outside Nantes, injecting French expertise and innovation into the heart of its production processes. Every year, the company reinvents itself in line with contemporary developments, such as the Quo Vadis Factory website for custom-designing planners and notebooks, and the Quo Vadis digital app. Because paper is still alive and kicking!