Elena Cutolo was born in Naples (Italy) in 1966. She studied architecture in Naples and Barcelona and she graduated in 1992. In 1993 she moved to Paris working for Reichen & Robert studio architecture.
Since 1998 she is being living in Milan where she began to collaborate with Sottsass & Associates for architectural projects. From 2002 to 2007 she works with Ettore Sottsass being in charge of interior decoration projects, exhibition design and object and furniture design. In 2008 she opened her own studio in Milan. As designer she workes for several Companies such as Morellato, Venini (Limited Editions) and Glas Italia.