Design Edge

For allergy sufferers, treatment is now at hand

By GREGORY ZELLER // Most allergy-related emergencies stem from some simple problem. When a patient can’t find his auto-injector, or doesn’t know how to use it, or the medication inside is expired, bad things happen. Collectively called anaphylaxis, allergic reactions can be life-threatening events with a frighteningly fast onset. But modern medical science can stand toe-to-toe – if patients know how to store, access and apply the proper tools, according to Dr. Gregory Puglisi, a…


Design Edge up for top toy honors

By GREGORY ZELLER // Friends up high in the Walt Disney Co. and a digital upgrade have revived a popular children’s product from a decade ago – and earned the Long Island invention a prestigious award nomination. Storytime Theater, an interactive multimedia storybook device invented by Design Edge CEO Matt Nuccio, is back, super-powered with a state-of-the-art digital projector, a smart-device interface and content spanning today’s most popular titles and brands, from “Frozen” to “Star…


Designs from the cutting edge of innovation

By GREGORY ZELLER // Mark and Linda Nuccio hung out the Design Edge shingle on their Merrick garage in 1987, offering you-name-it design and product development services to comers of all size. Mark’s expertise was from the toy industry, including stints at Ideal, Aura and Long Beach’s HG Toys, where he rose to be vice president of design and marketing. Linda, an illustrator and art teacher, had her own finely tuned eye. But the couple…