René Küng, Active People
René Küng was born in Switzerland in 1934. Küng’s early career was as a sports instructor and a pioneer in kite sailing. In 1984, his engagement with movement and play led him to start a small toy store in Basel. This evolved into a distribution company for yo-yos and juggling accessories, and eventually became known as ACTIVE PEOPLE. ACTIVE PEOPLE is a company focused on developing and marketing innovative and sustainable toys that get people to play, move, explore and dream.
ACTIVE PEOPLE has expanded into more than 50 countries worldwide. Awards include the 2002 Swiss Product Design Award, the 2003 Professional's Choice Award for the “Best Cutting-Edge Toy,” the British 2006 Good Toy Award for “Toy of the Year,” the 2008 ITSA Best Product Gold Award, and the American 2010 “Preschool Toy of the Year” Award.