Elena Cutolo was born in Naples in 1966, she studied architecture in Naples and Barcelona and graduated in 1992. In 1993 she moved to Paris to work with the Reichen & Robert architecture firm. Since 1998 he has been living in Milan, he began his collaboration with the Sottsass Associati studio for architectural projects and, from 2002 to 2007, with Ettore Sottsass dealing with interior design projects, exhibitions and design. In 2008 he opened his own studio in Milan. As a designer, he designs for companies such as Morelato, Venini (Limited Editions) and Glas Italia.
PURHOPurho in line with the tradition of true master glassmakers and with the purest design, an explosion of color and style made of Murano glass made in Italy. Founded in 2012 by Andrea Dotto, Ceo of the brand Purho, with the desire to give substance to the infinite potential of the liaison between Murano glass and contemporary design, Purho today presents itself on the market with solid research in which the observation of taste flows and new creative languages have been translated through the filter of Murano glass tradition. The result, similar to an exercise in synthesis in which there are few exceptions justify to the decoration, is a collection of products with clean lines, sometimes fluid, sometimes markedly geometric in which the color, treated in purity, becomes central: 21 are in fact the special shades that compose a dense, vitaminic color chart, available for bespoke customizations and productions.
Purho, Italian soul and international character represent a wide range of thematic collections designed by Karim Rashid, Alessandro Mendini, Elena Cutolo, Filippo Feroldi, VI + M Studio, and LPWK, transformed into wonderful material by skilled master glassmakers: unique pieces, made in Murano glass and accompanied by the “Murano artistic glass” certification. A pure concept is by its nature independent.