Barry Rice created dream dining atmospheres for Dining by Design, the annual event that benefits Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, or DIFFA. Each year, about 60 designers conceive over-the-top dining environments for the event. In 2007, Barry’s design for Viking Range Corp. included lush herb gardens sprouting from custom stainless-steel tables surrounded by sleek Brazilian-rosewood seating and a wall of gleaming ball-chain curtains. In 2006, Barry’s design included a custom lucite centerpiece filled with 451 red tulips and a monumental light fixture wrapped with a transparency by photographers Masood Kamandyand Peter Ross.