The A² Project Transforms Your Workspace into a Work of Art

Introducing The A² Project - Artists x Autonomous Collection

Autonomous SmartDesk table tops have always featured a wide variety of customization options, from smooth black and white finishes to natural wood like bamboo and white oak. Our goal has always been to create a minimalist but beautiful desk that is adaptable to any office aesthetic, while still maintaining all the functionality and power you would expect from a high quality height-adjustable desk.

Now, we’re taking things a step further by making great custom painted table top ideas by artists in the worldwide Autonomous community available for purchase via the Artists x Autonomous Collection. These painted table tops are printed with a cutting-edge ultraviolet technology that is ideal for durability, eco-friendliness, and vibrant colors that authentically replicate the original artwork.

Best of all, when you purchase a custom table top, you’re supporting the artists who receive a percentage of every sale. It’s a great way to not only give your workspace a splash of color with unique artwork, but support our amazing community of artists who make these amazing designs possible.

MDF wood for a rock-solid table top material

Over time, wood has a tendency to “warp” and bend out of shape, due to influences like weight and pressure, moisture, and humidity. That’s why all Autonomous desks are built with high-quality MDF wood, which is manufactured to withstand wear and tear and maintain its structural integrity for years.

Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming it into panels by applying high temperature and pressure. This results in a consistent and flat panel of wood perfect for any table top.

MDF wood is sturdy and durable, and combined with Autonomous’ custom finishing process, is resistant to scratches and scuffs, as well as stains and spills. It’s the perfect table top material for a desk that’ll serve as the centerpiece of your workspace for years to come.

The perks of Ultraviolet Printing (UV)

Ultraviolet printing is how we manufacture all our table tops with custom artwork. This process ensures that every digitally printed table top is clear and sharp with vibrant and authentic colors, as well as eco-friendly, and highly durable.


At Autonomous, we’re committed to producing not only high quality products, but environmentally-friendly ones as well. So when it comes to our printing process for the Artists x Autonomous collection, we’ve done the research and found a solution that not only meets our quality standards, but reduces environmental impact as much as possible.

The UV printing process uses non-toxic chemicals for printing that don’t permeate groundwater and wastewater like a lot of other printing methods do. This minimizes the damage and impact on the environment both during the manufacturing process and years down the line when the table top is no longer usable.

Vibrant, authentic colors

When it comes to replicating an artist’s work onto a table top, it can be tremendously challenging to do it in a way that resembles the original. Paint and ink printing are two separate mediums that can yield very different-looking results. This was an extremely important consideration our team had to make when choosing the best way to produce the Artist x Autonomous SmartDesk desk top collection.

The UV printing process uses a quick-dry printing method that reduces blurring and color bleeding. The individual dots dry quickly to maintain sharp edges, while also producing bold, vibrant, and accurate colors. That means our Artist x Autonomous digitally printed table tops look almost as though they were painted on by the artists themselves.

Scratch and wear resistant

Office desks that are well-used are often well-worn, with everything from heavy electronic equipment and peripherals that are rearranged frequently, to pens and paper and other documents, and of course those cups of coffee and snacks that we like to keep around at arm’s reach. With so many ways to create scratches and wear on the surface, it was important for us to choose a printing method that would stand the test of time.

UV printing is durable and wear-resistant. We’ve tested it against common factors that lead to wear, and our SmartDesks also come with a custom matte finish that provides extra UV protection to keep the colors from fading, as well as added resistance to small scuffs and scratches. Durability is a key component to all our Artist x Autonomous artwork table top printing.

Supported by a Powerful Frame

Of course, a gorgeous custom painted table top needs a fitting desk frame to make it work, and with the SmartDesk frame, you get all the benefits of an electric height-adjustable desk, plus minimalist and durable design that fits perfectly into any workspace.

The sturdy steel frame is height adjustable from 29.4" to 48" for the Core model, and 26.2" to 52" for the pro model. The desks come with four programmable settings that remember your custom heights, so you can get to the perfect standing or sitting position every time, with just the press of a single button.

The SmartDesk frame also comes with a powerful dual electric motor, capable of lifting 265 lbs (Core) or 310 lbs (Pro), which is more than enough for most workspace setups or gaming setups. Plus, it’s whisper-quiet, so making height adjustments won’t disturb anyone else in your home or your office. It’s easy to adjust and have total peace of mind.

Make your workspace into a custom work of art

Take your ergonomic office to the next level with a powerful, reliable SmartDesk from Autonomous. Now’s the best time to find a custom table top suited exactly to your personality and give your office a pop of color and a gorgeous custom work of art at its centerpiece. Shop Artist x Autonomous now and transform your workspace today!