OBhetos a collection of usables and Ve drinking glass collection
Ve glass range
Year designed: 2000
Following the success of the OBhetos vessels collection in 1999, Ve drinking vessels was designed and launched in year 2000 to wide acclaim.
Ve is a collection of diagrammatic and minimal shaped vessels for the purpose of drinking. Designed in year 2000, Bowles and Linares looked at widening usual perceptions of the shape, material, size and use of drinking vessels for any hot or cold beverage. They wanted the designs to be produced in the thinnest glass possible with the additional property of resistance to heat. These qualities could only be found in borosilicate glass and using blowing techniques for laboratory glassware. Bowles also applied the ambering finish used on laboratory vessels to protect chemicals from UV light. It is an additional process of liquid silver applied to the glass that oxidises and caramelises during firing and gives UV protection for some cold beverages when the vessels are used in sunlight.
The Claro tubular range has a large number of shapes and sizes than usual and is for any drink, hot or cold. The variety of glasses and options opens options from the norm for beverages such as whisky, champagne and wine being served in a specific glass. The beverage takes over visually from the glass when filled – democracy in a glass! They can be collected in sets of mixed or same.
Falda (skirted) two-piece wine glasses uniquely presented the user with the decision whether to drink from the cup and replace on the stem or use with them together.
Four sizes of handled cups fit on or in pre-moulded bases for those who prefer a hot drink on a saucer.
Ve vessels have always and always will be hand-blown in England.
Available directly from Bowles and Linares and our online shop