Norman & Bella
bezalel academy for art and design
Norman & Bella is an Israeli brand located in Tel Aviv, we design and manufacture shoes for men / women and bags.
The materials used, leather and accessories, are strictly Italian.
We have a flagship boutique in Tel Aviv, a city also known for the design.
Tal Arbel, the founder and the designer behind Norman & Bella was born in 1982, grew up in Israel, graduated of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.
After completing her studies in Israel, she went to Italy for further studies at the institute "Cercal" - a research center and international school shoes.
While studying shoe design she has lived in the pastoral region of Emilia Romagna.
After graduation, Tal started working as an apprentice patternmaker with Maestro Enzo Bonafè in the factory that bears his name in Bologna, creating hand-made luxury shoes for men.
Upon her return to Israel she decided to create a line of shoes concentrate on design and craftsmanship.
In 2012, after 2 years of experience as the designer of other Israelis brands, Tal founded the brand Norman & Bella.
Tal has an extensive knowledge of cuts, pattern making, choice of materials and forms and production of the prototype.
The materials used are of the best quality-some are manufactured in Israel and other imported from Italy 'in perfect completion of the required design, ensuring that the product purchased is sustainable and of good quality.