So you are looking for an iPhone/iPad holder that stands out? This Industrial Pipe Lamp with Phone Docking Station is worth a look. It not only holds your iPad but lets you conveniently charge your iPhone and smartwatch. It comes with a pre-drilled hole for your charging cable.
This is available with 2 bulb styles. It features a sanded wood plate and solid metal pipe frame. AmbientWood is selling this piece on Etsy.