• Design Within Reach Definitely one of the first names in dramatic modern style, DWR offers design classics alongside new products from fresh talent.
• BoConcept Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, this Denmark-based retailer produces modern design furnishings and accessories for every room in the house.
• Anima Domus Based in Miami, Florida, this retailer offers dramatic and whimsical Italian furnishings.
• Vespoe This Manhattan-based startup is an online marketplace featuring works by students, alumni and faculty of art and design schools in the US and abroad. Styles vary but there are plenty of dramatic modern designs - like the Lost in Sofa and Bear Trophy Lamp.
• Chiasso This 20-year-old online retailer, which also has a couple of brick and mortar shops in the Chicago area, offers contemporary and modern furniture, lighting and accessories.
• Cavalier While designer Jay Jeffers' San Francisco-based shop could fit into a few style categories, including warm industrial and eclectic collector, there are plenty of dramatic modern items as well.
• Design Public Their tagline is Fresh. New. Design. so it's no surprise that Design Public stocks a wide range of dramatic modern furnishings, mostly from small, independent designers.
• Alessi Italians certainly know their modern design and Alessi is just another example of that. They're an especially good resource for dramatic kitchen and tabletop accessories.
• Spacify We first wrote about Spacify back in 2004 and they'e been on our radar ever since. They stock a wide variety of modern furnishings, from living room pieces to outdoor and even kids spaces.
(Images: 1. Rohde's "Opportunistic" Design Laboratory)