It's been just over 18 years since legendary singer Luther Vandross left this Earth. During the height of his career, he gave us timeless classics like "Here and Now", "A House is Not a Home", "Dance With My Father"—which is now the go-to father-daughter dance song—and of course, "Never Too Much." To say that the world misses him, is an understatement.
As a way to further honor the New York-born vocalist, luxury crystal brand, Waterford, teamed up with The Luther Vandross Estate to curate a collection inspired by the singer's hit, "Never Too Much." The design of the collection’s crystal cuts reference the song’s lyric, “…A Thousand Kisses From You Is Never Too Much.”
The launch includes the Luther 81X line, which is a limited-edition collection featuring a decanter and pair of tumblers, and each design is hand cut with a graphic pattern of multi single karo kiss cuts. Only 81 pieces of each design have been hand blown and cut by Master Craftsman at the Waterford factory in Ireland. The limited edition pieces are hand finished with an etched Luther Vandross signature, collaboration logo and a bold single karo kiss cut on the base.
Additionally, there is also the Luther 81 barware and cocktail collection. Expect items like martini glasses, champagne coupes and more.
"Music is an emotional thread that will be integral to our new brand narrative at Waterford. Luther’s music has inspired and bonded generations, and his legacy lives on through the important work the Luther Vandross Foundation does," Waterford Creative Director, Alice Bastin said. "It’s incredibly important to me that Waterford supports the work of the Luther Vandross Foundation and promotes cultural conversations around diversity and inclusivity. It is an honor for Waterford to be able to contribute to the important work of the Luther Vandross Foundation and to give talented students attending HBCU’s the financial aid to further their passions in education."
Below, you can check out a few of the pieces from the newly released collection.
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