Louis Vuitton + Star Wars = SciFi Status Symbols

Upcycler and Sculptor Gabriel Dishaw finds creative, environmentally sound ways of re-purposing waste. Combining his fine art background with discarded or found objects and materials that would ordinarily end up in a landfill, he creates tabletop sculptures representing his passions and personal interests. His most recent series combines his love of Star Wars with Louis Vuitton leather, hardware and other upcycled materials.

Louis Vuitton Star Wars Sculptures

Stormtrooper LV #2 (SOLD)

Gabriel has recreated some of the well-known characters from the Lucasfilms franchise such as Darth Vader, C3P0, R2D2, Bobba Fett, Kylo Ren and even an AT-AT Walker using the recognizable LV Monogram material and hardware from the French brands’ leather goods. The results are amazing. And for sale.

detail of L2V2

It appears that many, if not all, were created for an exhibition at the Indiana State Museum Imax Theater to accompany the showing of The Last Jedi from December 12th to January 5th. Although most shown here have already sold, he is continually adding to his stock.

LV Vader (sold)

My love of sci-fi and all things “Star Wars” has significantly influenced my creature and figurative sculptures. I’m constantly looking for new ways to use old materials, showcasing them in a new light that is of interest to me. In that respect one sculpture can easily balloon into a series. – Gabriel Dishaw

L2V2 Astromech Droid:

This upcycled R2D2 was inspired/modeled after the iconic Luxury Brand Louis Vuitton and was created using a vintage piece of Louis Vuitton luggage including other upcycled materials.

Dimensions: 18.5 inches tall, 12 inches wide and 8.5 inches deep.
Date Completed: 1-14-2018
Status: Sold

Tank Vader LV “Fashion Wars”

This upcycled Tank Vader was inspired/modeled after the iconic Luxury Brand Louis Vuitton and was created using a vintage piece of LV luggage.

Materials: 1 vintage (70’s era) Louis Vuitton piece of luggage, leather, wire, computer chips, capacitors, zipper, airplane parts, adding machine parts and other upcycled materials.
Dimensions: 14.0 inches tall, 7.25 inches wide and 21 inches deep.
Date Completed: December 20, 2017
Status: Sold

LV Walker

A Louis Vuitton inspired Imperial Walker. Created using a vintage Louis Vuitton piece of Luggage and other upcycled materials.


Status: Sold

Saint C3PO LV:

This upcycled C3PO was inspired/modeled after the iconic Luxury Brand Louis Vuitton and was created using a vintage piece of LV luggage.
Materials: 1 vintage (70’s era) Louis Vuitton piece of luggage, leather, piano parts, wire, computer chips, capacitors, keyboard keys, vacuum tube, ram and other upcycled materials.
Dimensions: 13.0 inches tall , 14.0 inches wide and 14 inches deep.
Status: Sold

Kylouis Vuitton #2:

This piece was created using upcycled materials such as: vintage Louis Vuitton luggage, braided wire, computer chips, wire, capacitors, leather, and other electronic materials.
Status: Sold

Louis Fetton

This upcycled Boba Fett was inspired/modeled after the iconic Luxury Brand Louis Vuitton and was created using a vintage piece of LV luggage.
Materials: 1 vintage (70’s era) Louis Vuitton piece of luggage, leather, wire, computer chips, capacitors, zipper and other upcycled materials.
Dimensions: 16.5 inches tall, 13.5 inches wide and 13.5 inches deep.
Date Completed: December 23, 2017
Status: Sold

Gabriel Dishaw

See more of Gabriel’s work here.

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