Industrial designer who was born in Aurich, Germany. Bredendieck enrolled as a Bauhaus student in 1927, designing a number of lamps that were produced in quantity, and graduated in 1930. He began practice in the Berlin studio of László Moholy-Nagy and Herbert Bayer, then worked at the B.A.G. Lighting Manufacturing Company in Switzerland. Later he returned to Germany to work with Herman Gautel, a furniture manufacturer. In 1937, he was invited by Moholy-Nagy to join the faculty at the New Bauhaus in Chicago and in 1952 became the first director of the new design program at Georgia Institute of Technology, a position he held until his retirement in 1971.