Luther Vandross X Waterford

Waterford has partnered with the Luther Vandross Estate and Primary Wave Music to launch two special Luther Vandross X Waterford crystal collections, Luther 81 and the limited-edition Luther 81 X.

Celebrating Music which has bonded generations

Luther Vandross was internationally regarded as a soulful American icon and the voice of a generation. He had the unique ability to write and sing about the sentiments associated with love and express the shared emotions everyone feels in their search for love. 

Supporting the Luther Vandross Foundation Luncheon

At a luncheon in Philadelphia on 22nd April, 2023, a one-of-a-kind crystal piece was marked with ‘kiss cuts’ by members of The Foundation, The Estate, and scholarship recipients and cut by a Waterford Master Craftsman. The one-of-a-kind decanter will be auctioned off at a later date, with the proceeds benefitting the foundation.

Bonded by generations

The emotive music of Luther Vandross and his heartfelt and soulful lyrics have inspired this collaboration that invites everyone to the party.

A new vision for Waterford

Waterford’s Creative Director, Alice Bastin, says “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. It’s incredibly important to me that Waterford supports the work of the Luther Vandross Foundation.”

Limited-Edition Platinum Vinyl

Sculpted at the House of Waterford, this stunning crystal vinyl combines clear polished cuts and a satin grey surface detail. A limited edition of only 1, the vinyl features precision cut track grooves, a detailed LP center label and steel and brass mount plates.

The Luther 81 X collection

This limited-edition collection commemorates the year Luther Vandross wrote, composed and produced the iconic Platinum single, Never Too Much. The Mastercraft collection plays with the lyrics from the song, marking deep and bold hand cut karo kisses across the clear polished crystal.

The Luther 81 collection

This mixology collection celebrates Luther Vandross’ iconic single Never Too Much, featuring a tailored micro cut which links back to the unforgettable chorus ‘A thousand kisses from you is never too much’. Each item contains 500 crossover point karo, creating 1,000 kisses as a pair.