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 which also results in them being very light and stronger than expected. 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.